44-year-old Mark A. Roy of Breaux Bridge has been arrested for allegedly stealing an excavator and for allegedly killing an employee of the company from whom he is accused of stealing it.

Major Ginny Higgins with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office says Roy is accused of stealing an excavator from an environmental services company at a chemical plant in Plaquemine and killing an employee of the company, 42-year-old Avery Hastings, leaving him in a field in Rosedale.

Roy was arrested at his home by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office and booked in the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. He was then transferred to the Iberville Parish jail and has been charged with Second Degree Murder and Principal to Felony Theft.