The Ville Platte Police Department arrested one after responding to a complaint of a break-in at Parkview Apartments.
Sgt. Joseph “Plywood” Fontenot said authorities were called to an a Parkview Apartment Monday, September 22, concerning a break-in being conducted by the victim’s boyfriend. He said when officers arrived they found the apartment’s back door had been forced open. They surrounded the house and Officer Chateuse Richard noticed the female victim inside the residence pointing to the upstairs. The victim was taken out of the house and the department contacted the sheriff’s office for assistance in searching the apartment.
Officers did not locate Aaron J. Williams, 40, 910 N. Stagg St., Ville Platte upstairs. Then, officers heard movement in the attic and located Williams. However, he managed to keep officers at a distance for almost 40 minutes as he crossed over the attic’s crawl space, which spanned above two apartments.
Fontenot said Williams was apprehended when he fell through the ceiling.
Williams has been charged with simple battery, unauthorized entry, flight from an officer, criminal damage to property, battery on a police officer, resisting an officer and misrepresentation during booking. He was booked on a $25,000 bond set by 13th Judicial District Judge John Larry Vidrine.
The Ville Platte Fire Department was contacted to assist with a ladder.