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Breaux Bridge Man Arrested For Murder In Iberville Parish - 4/16/2014 -

PRESS RELEASE

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

April 16. 2014

3:00 p.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071

BREAUX BRIDGE MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A JANUARY HOMICIDE IN IBERVILLE PARISH

(St. Martinville, La.)- Yesterday afternoon, Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, arrested Mark A. Roy, 44, Breaux Bridge in connection with a January homicide that occurred in Iberville Parish. Detectives with the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office were investigating the theft of an excavator from an environmental services company at a chemical plant in Plaquemine, Louisiana. During the course of the investigation regarding the theft, detectives discovered the body of Avery Hastings, 42, an employee of the environmental company, in a field in Rosedale, Louisiana. Iberville Parish Deputies identified Mark A. Roy, Breaux Bridge, as a suspect in the theft of the excavator and the murder of Mr. Hastings.


          Mark Roy

An arrest warrant was obtained for Mr. Roy, and on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Mark Roy, at his residence without incident. He was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center and was later released to Investigators with the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was subsequently transported back to Iberville Parish and charged with Second Degree Murder and Principal to Felony Theft.

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