UPDATE 12/17/2020 11:25AM- According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office PIO Captain Drew David, a second arrest has been made in the ongoing investigation for conspiracy to commit second degree murder against Roland Bernard III. Bernard was arrested November 18th after investigators intercepted information that Bernard was engaging in methods to have others commit second degree murder. The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division along with the Narcotics Task Force located and apprehended a 17 year old juvenile suspect on the 12/15/20. The juvenile suspect has also been charged with conspiracy to commit second degree murder, and was immediately transported to a juvenile detention center in Mississippi where he awaits the next process in the juvenile court system. This case is still ongoing and more arrest are possible.
According to Drew David, PIO for the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, the VPSO Criminal Investigation Division charged Roland Bernard III , with Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder on 11-9-20. Bernard was incarcerated on several other charges at the time of his newest arrest. No bond has been set on the Conspiracy charge, and due to the investigation deemed ongoing, no further information is available at this time.