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May 01, 2024

Two Arrested in Angie for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

On Monday (April 29, 2024), Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Sgt. Varnado was dispatched to the Great Southern RV Park in Angie, Louisiana and was met by Angie Police Officer Bell, who provided critical information about a brutal attack. 

The victim reported being struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle, followed by a brutal assault by a male, identified as 33 year-old Yakeem Pigott of Angie, and a female, identified as 22 year-old Destiny St. Amant of Bogalusa. 

The victim suffered significant injuries, including a swollen eye, torn ear, and severe trauma to the face, necessitating medical attention at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital. Hospital staff conducted examinations, including X-rays and a CAT scan, revealing potential fractures and internal injuries.

WPSO Detective Cassard obtained crucial evidence, including the victim’s statement and photographic documentation of the injuries. 

On Tuesday (April 30, 2024), acting on a tip, Detective Dupre and Deputy First Class Garcia apprehended Yakeem Pigott and Destiny St. Amant at Pioneer Gas Station in Angie. The suspects were positively identified and taken into custody without incident. The two are now facing charges of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. 

“The swift and decisive action of law enforcement underscores our commitment to ensuring justice for victims of violent crimes. We commend the collaborative efforts of all involved in apprehending the suspects swiftly,” stated Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal.

Further updates on this case will be provided as the investigation progresses.

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