VPPD arrests one for aggravated second degree battery
By: ELIZABETH WEST
Ville Platte Chief of Police Neal Lartigue reported that Steveniski Frank was arrested for aggravated second degree battery on October 28, 2017.
In a release from the chief it states, “On September 23, 2017, officers responded to a report of an assault where officers learned that the victim had been struck with a set of brass knuckles.”
According to the release, the victim’s wound “required multiple stitches.”
After investigating the incident, “a warrant was issued” for the 26-year-old.
However, according to the release, Frank was not arrested until October 28th when “officers responding to a call to have him removed from his mother’s home on East Jackson Street, located Frank walking away from the residence.”
In the release it states that “upon arresting Frank on the warrant for aggravated second degree battery, they located a loaded sawed off shotgun and extra rounds inside a duffle bag being carried by Frank.”
According to the release, “the serial numbers on the shotgun had been scratched off.”
In addition to being charged with aggravated second degree battery, Frank was also charged with carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal carrying of a weapon, and firearm with obliterated number.
Frank was booked into the city jail on a $110,000.00 bond and transferred to the Evangeline Parish Jail where he remains incarcerated at this time.