Mon, Apr 29, 2013
A suspect in the homicide which took place in Abbeville on the night of April 26 was arrested in New Iberia during the early morning hours of April 29.
Walter August, 18, of Abbeville was arrested and charged with the 2nd Degree Murder of Jovontae Charles. August was booked on a warrant which was obtained by the Abbeville Police Department, with the bond being set at $300,000.00. August was then transported to Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department where he is currently incarcerated.
Chief Hardy advised that the arrest of August was made possible due to the hard work and dedication of both the patrol officers and investigators involved in the investigation. The Abbeville Police Department would also like to thank the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in the arrest of August.
Although an arrest has been made in the investigation, detectives will continue to interview witnesses who were in the area. The Abbeville Police Department asks anyone having information about this investigation; please contact them at 337-893-2511.