In the early morning hours of February 14th, a heinous crime was committed at a gas station in Opelousas. A video distributed by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's office showed a young man beating an older man in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack.

Thanks to your tips St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Deputies have made an arrest in the case. 

Law enforcement officials released details of the arrest of Kenneth Shergold, of Ville Platte. He has been charged with simple battery of the infirm and aggravated second-degree battery.

Sheriff Bobby Guidroz of St. Landry Parish says the tips that came from the public were invaluable in making the arrest of this suspect in the case. Remember, you can always offer tips on crimes anonymously through Crime Stoppers. Almost every parish in Acadiana has a Crime Stoppers program and you can actually earn rewards for information that leads the arrests of ne'er do wells in our community.


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