A Bayou Vista man was arrested on charges of attempted first degree murder of a police officer.
St. Mary Parish Deputies arrested 54-year old Paul Levergne on Thursday. Authorities say the suspect was sitting in a car on Canal Road in Bayou Vista when they approached it. Deputies say the suspect tried to swallow a large number of pills, but was stopped by authorities. Officials say Levergne attempted to stab a detective with a knife. The deputy was not injured in the incident.
Levergne is being held in the St. Mary Parish jail on multiple charges. No bail has been set at this time.