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.