Report: Police chief stabbed in the face during arrest in Evangeline Parish
TURKEY CREEK - A Louisiana police chief is in serious condition after he was stabbed in the face while arresting a man in Evangeline Parish Tuesday night.
According to a report from KATC, Turkey Creek Police Chief Robert Glen Leggett is in the hospital with critical injuries after the encounter. Authorities say Leggett was trying to arrest 24-year-old Zackery Deville for trespassing when the suspect began resisting.
The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's office says Deville was armed with a knife and stabbed the chief in his left cheek during the struggle.
Officers were able to apprehend Deville and he's now being held without bond on charges of attempted first-degree murder and criminal trespassing.
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