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Ville Platte man arrested for attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping

Arrest made after woman found critically injured
Posted at 3:51 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 16:53:10-05

A Ville Platte man was arrested on Wednesday on charges of attempted murder and aggravated kidnapping, among other charges.

According to a release from the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office, Deputies were called Wednesday night to the 1200 block of Traffic Lane. The caller said that a female subject was requesting help and appeared to have suffered from multiple severe injuries.

The victim was transported via Air-Med to Rapides Medical Center in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Deputies learned the victim's injuries had been caused by a male subject, identified as Nicholas James Rollins of Ville Platte. Rollins was immediately located and detained. He was transported to the Evangeline Parish Jail and booked on an outstanding warrant, pending further charges from the current allegations.

After further investigation, Rollins was charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Aggravated Second Degree Battery, two counts of Aggravated Kidnapping, and Child Desertion.

Rollins is being held without bond. The victim is in stable condition at Rapides Medical Center.

No other information is being released at this time as the investigation is still ongoing.