Kaplan man faces rape and battery charges, brother accused of trying to bribe witness

Vermilion Parish
Dannon Sellers and Keith Sellers, Jr.

Dannon Sellers and Keith Sellers, Jr.

This article has been corrected to reflect information provided by the Abbeville Police Department.

ABBEVILLE, La. (KLFY) — A Kaplan man is behind bars after a victim accused him of rape and battery.

His brother is accused of trying to bribe a witness involved in the investigation, the Abbeville Police Department said.

Dannon Sellers, 36, was charged with two counts of first-degree rape, two counts of battery of a dating partner, second-degree battery, false imprisonment, criminal conspiracy to commit public bribery and simple criminal damage to property.

His brother, Keith Sellers Jr., 34, of Lafayette, was charged with attempted public bribery and conspiracy to commit public bribery.

According to Lt. Jonathan Touchet, Sellers was located by Abbeville Police at a department store and arrested after his alleged victim sought treatment at a local hospital.

Officers arrested him and charged him with some of the crimes, but then added charges as the victim cooperated more. She had previously feared retaliation, police said.

Also during the investigation, officers received information that Dannon Sellers was allegedly attempting to cooperate with his brother, Keith Sellers Jr., to bribe a witness in the case.

Both men were booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center.

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