Deputies and Detectives contacted the victim at a local hospital where he was being treated for a stab wound to the abdomen and obtained statements where the victim identified the suspect as James Dewayne Roberts of Pineville. Through their investigation, Detectives were able establish sufficient probable cause that supported the allegations of the victim.
Roberts was located by Detectives and members of the US Marshals Violent Offenders Task Force and taken into custody without incident. He was booked into Rapides Parish Detention Center on 1 count Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery and also a probation violation. Roberts remains in jail at this time on a $100,000.00 bond.
Detectives say the incident is still under investigation.