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Officers with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office are pictured escorting Samuel Lee (center) into the parish jail. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Officers are seen tending to the suspect, Samuel Lee, following his detainment. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Ashley Denise Lamb

Samuel Lee

Officers arrest Samuel Lee after second high speed chase on Monday

Update:
On Monday, the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office shared a press release in regard to a high speed chase that has resulted in the arrest of Samuel Lee.

Pictured is United States Congressman for Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District, Mike Johnson (right), and Ainsley Holyfield (left) - Johnson’s communications director - during a recent visit they made to the Ville Platte Gazette office. During the visit, Johnson sat down with local media to hear the needs of the people he represents in District 4, as well as shed light on things happening in the nation’s capital city of Washington D.C. (Gazette photo by Ali Moras)

Congressman Johnson shares updates from D.C.

United States Congressman Mike Johnson recently visited local media to share an update on what’s happening in Washington D.C.

Pictured is a suspect in a recent armed robbery pointing a gun at workers at a local Family Dollar.

Pictured is the suspect, 28-year-old Johnathan Hakeem Williams.

VPPD search for armed robbery suspect

On Friday, Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reported that his department is in search of an armed robbery suspect, who has been identified as 28-year-old Johnathan Hakeem Williams.

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