Bayou Vista man charged with attempted first degree murder of a police officer

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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.

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