Apr 13, 2014 2:03 PM by Cecilia Stevenson
A number of St. Landry Parish law enforcement agencies and Louisiana State Police took two suspects into custody after a week long investigation.
On Sunday, April 13, 2014, one suspect Abselon Herbert turned himself into the Ville Platte PD, after he was made aware that officers were looking for him in regards to recent burglaries and attempted burglaries in Opelousas, Ville Platte and Eunice areas. The second suspect Hermandus Semien was arrested in Ville Platte, La having one of the stolen firearms in his possession, along with some illegal narcotics.
Officers were able to so far recover 5 of the 8 weapons taken from the Ez-Pawn shop in Opelousas in a burglary that occurred on April 6, 2014.
Both men will be booked for Simple Burglary in Opelousas, and face more charges from the Ville Platte and Eunice Police Departments. This investigation is on going, and more arrest maybe made.
This operation was a collaboration from the Opelousas Police department's Special Operation unit, the Ville Platte Police Department, Eunice Police Department and Louisiana State Police.