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Ville Platte Police searching for "armed and dangerous" suspect

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Posted at 11:09 AM, Jun 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 15:52:46-04

The Ville Platte Police Department says they are searching for a suspect considered to be "armed and dangerous."

Chief Lartigue says the department is seeking information on the whereabouts of 26-year-old Abselon Herbert.

According to the department, Herbert was allegedly involved in a domestic disturbance on February 5, 2021.

They say that as he was leaving the scene on South Soileau Street, he fired multiple shots in the area.

Herbert fled the scene and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Herbert's last known address is Huey P. Long Street in Ville Platte.

Lartigue says that Herbert is wanted on a warrant for the following:

  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Domestic Abuse Battery by strangulation
  • Illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrument
  • Criminal damage to property

Anyone with information on Herbert's whereabouts is asked to call 337-363-1316. All calls will remain anonymous.

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