On July 26, 2020 at approximately 9:20 a.m. patrol officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to a possible Domestic Battery call in Alleman Street.
An initial investigation was conducted, and it was learned that Mr. Dannon Sellers committed several violent acts against the victim. The victim went to an area hospital to receive treatment for the injuries sustained in the incident. Mr. Sellers was located at an area department store, and was arrested for the following crimes:
· Second Degree Battery
· Aggravated Assault
· False Imprisonment
Dannon Sellers was booked and transported to the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center.
While being treated for those injuries, officers were notified of possible further incidents occurring, but had not been reported due to the victim fearing retaliation. Detectives were called in to take over the investigation. Through cooperation, officers were able to secure additional arrest warrants against Mr. Dannon Sellers for the following crimes:
· 1st Degree Rape (2 counts)
· Battery of a Dating Partner (2 counts)
· Simple Criminal Damage to Property.
Mr. Dannon Sellers, who was still incarcerated on the previous charges, was served with the additional warrants.
Officers received information that Mr. Dannon Sellers was attempting to cooperate with his brother, Keith Sellers, Jr., to bribe a witness in the case that Dannon Sellers was charged with. Based on the subsequent investigation, detectives were able to secure arrest warrants for Dannon Sellers and Keith Sellers, Jr. for Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Public Bribery. Keith Sellers, Jr. was also charged with Attempted Public Bribery. Dannon Sellers was served with this additional warrant at the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center. Keith Sellers, Jr. was arrested on the warrant obtained. Keith Sellers, Jr. was transported to the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center.
Chief Spearman would also like to remind all of the citizens that we are there, 24 hours a day, to serve you. We encourage all of our citizens to stay vigilant and contact us if you need. In addition to dialing 911, you can contact us at 893-2511. You may contact our “Tips” line at 892-6777. All callers may remain anonymous. Citizens may also send anonymous tips through the Tip411 system at the department’s Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/AbbevillePolice Department/, the official web page @ www.abbevillepd.com by clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link provided or through the official Abbeville Police Department app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.