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Ville Platte police officer arrested, charged with assault and battery

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 19:29:12-05

A Ville Platte police officer was arrested Friday in Opelousas for assault and battery.

According to Major Mark Guidry, spokesman for OPD, officers investigated a complaint regarding a disturbance in the 1300 block of Creswell Lane on Friday morning.

Courtesy Opelousas Police Department

Officers determined that a female victim was seeking medical attention for possible injuries she received during the disturbance. The investigation revealed that Anthony Henry Jr. of Opelousas committed battery upon a female acquaintance after an argument and threatened to commit more harm to the victim.

Henry is currently an officer with the Ville Platte Police Department.

Henry was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail for Simple Battery and Simple Assault.