UPDATE 4/6/2021 7:53AM- VILLE PLATTE, LA – The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office has captured wanted fugitive Rodney Van Bernard. Bernard faces charges of Aggravated Second-Degree Battery with a Firearm. His bond was set by the 13th Judicial District Judge Gary Ortego in the amount of $75,000.00. He has since been transported and booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail on the charge listed above.
Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office were called out to the 1000 block of Angie Lane for a Shooting. The responding Deputy was flagged down by a driver who was transporting the wounded victim to a nearby hospital. Acadian Ambulance responded and transported the victim to Rapides Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries which was not considered life threatening.
Investigators learned that a verbal altercation occurred between the residents of the home, and led to the victim being shot in his lower left leg. The shooter has been identified as Rodney Van Bernard. He was the driver of the vehicle initially transporting the victim for medical treatment.
Bernard is travelling in a 1999 two door maroon Chevrolet Monte Carlo bearing Texas License Plate MNP0324. He is known to frequent the areas of Marksville, Crowley, and Rayne.
If anyone has information about this shooting or knows the whereabouts of Rodney Van Bernard is asked to contact the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigators at 337-363-2161 or via our agency’s website at www.evangelineparishsheriff.org.
As always, Sheriff Charles R Guillory and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office is always seeking information on criminal activity and urges the Public to contact the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigation Department via phone at 337-363-2161 or through the agency’s website at www.evangelineparishsheriff.org. Any person reporting information will always remain anonymous.