Breaux Bridge man arrested for January homicide

St. Martin Parish deputies arrested a Breaux Bridge man on Tuesday in connection with a January homicide that occurred in Iberville Parish.

44-year-old Mark A. Roy was charged with second degree murder and principal to 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. Iberville Parish deputies identified Roy as a suspect in the theft of the excavator and the murder of Hastings.

Roy was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. He was subsequently transported back to Iberville Parish.

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