VILLE PLATTE, La. - Detectives with the Ville Platte Police Department are searching for Willie J. Melvin. The 34-year old is charged with for aggravated second degree battery.
According to police, officers responded to a business on East Main Street in reference to a fight in progress. Officers learned that an argument took place between Mr. Melvin and another male. The other male attempted to walk away after the argument and as he approached his vehicle to leave, the suspect attacked him by striking him from behind with a beer bottle. As the victim fell to the ground the suspect struck him multiple times in the face with a beer bottle.
The male suspect identified as Willie J. Melvin of Ville Platte then fled on foot.
The victim was treated at Mercy Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained to his face.
Ville Platte Police Chief Neil Lartigue is asking that anyone knowing the whereabouts of Willie J. Melvin is asked to contact the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313.