On 8/29/2014, Officers with the Leesville Police Department, along with the Leesville Fire Department, and Acadian Ambulance were dispatched to a call in the area of Butler Street in reference to a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, the Leesville Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance personnel began attempting to stabilize the victim, Carlos Acey, 38, of Leesville. While speaking with witnesses at the scene, the driver of the vehicle was identified as Detrail Harris, 36, of New Llano.
Through further investigation, it was found that Harris had struck Acey with the vehicle following a physical altercation between the two. Acey was transported to Byrd Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Harris was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder with a bond of $200,000.00. This incident is still under investigation.