Breaux Bridge man arrested for murder

Mark Roy Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office
Mark Roy Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

ST. MARTINVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Mark A. Roy, 44, of Breaux Bridge Tuesday in connection with a January homicide that occurred in Iberville Parish. Roy is charged with second degree murder and principal to a felony theft.

Detectives with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office were investigating the theft of an excavator from an environmental services company at a chemical plant in Plaquemine. During the course of the investigation regarding the theft, detectives discovered the body of Avery Hastings, 42, an employee of the environmental company in a field in Rosedale.

Ibervillle Parish Deputies identified Roy as a suspect. He was arrested at his residence without incident and booked into the St. Martin Parish Correction Center. He was later transported to Iberville Parish.

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