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Arnaudville Teen Arrested And Charged With Aggravated Assault And Attempted First Degree Murder - 7/4/2018 -

Press Release

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

July 4, 2018

4:40 p.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337)394-3071

Arnaudville Teen Arrested And Charged With Aggravated Assault And Attempted First Degree Murder

(St. Martinville, LA.)-While patrolling shortly before 2:00 a.m. this morning, Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of True Friend Road. The vehicle subsequently fled the area and following a lengthy pursuit and several attempts to pull the driver over, the driver of the vehicle, Dartamian Landry, 17, Arnaudville, who was traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control and then deliberately crashed his vehicle into two St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office vehicles on the bridge at the intersection of Hwy. 31 and Hwy. 355 in Cecilia, LA.

Two St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Deputies were injured in the crash and were transported from the scene by Acadian Ambulance to a local hospital where they were treated and released for moderate injuries.

Following an investigation, Dartamian Landry, was arrested on the following charges:

La. R.S. 14:37.6-Aggravated Assault With A Motor Vehicle Upon A Peace Officer-2 Counts

La. R.S. 14:27:30-Attempted First Degree Murder-2 counts.

Following his arrest, he was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the above charges and his bond was set at $550,000.00. The investigation remains ongoing.

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