Ville Platte man arrested on animal cruelty charges after brutally killing puppy

On May 11, 2019 at approximately 10:00 a.m., officers with the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a report of animal cruelty on Hummingbird Lane in Ville Platte. 

Upon arrivals Officers spoke with the homeowner who stated that her friend’s boyfriend killed her three month old puppy because the puppy had nipped their son on his finger.  According to the report the suspect allegedly punch the puppy in the head and then slammed the puppy on the concrete twice before throwing the puppy into the back of his truck and leaving the residence. 

On May 15, 2019 Joseph Lane Bergeron age 23 of 1109 Hickory St. Mamou, was arrested without incident and booked into the Ville Platte City Jail on the charge of animal cruelty.

Bergeron’s bond was set at $500.00.

Chief Lartigue reminds citizens to report suspicious or illegal activity by calling the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313.  Your call will remain anonymous.