State police are now handling the case of the death of a Ville Platte man following a domestic dispute on Wednesday night is causing quite a stir in Evangeline Parish.
State police are now handling the case of the death of a Ville Platte man following a domestic dispute on Wednesday night. This incident is causing quite a stir in Evangeline Parish.
The incident happened earlier Thursday morning in the 1100 block of Oak Street. The police responded to a domestic abuse call involving the deceased Keenan Ardoin (24) and his girlfriend Sheene Williams.
When Ardoin was arrested, he was suffering from a cut on his arm and was transported to a local hospital where Chief Lartigue says he later died.
Family members and Williams are now accusing Ville Platte officers of killing Ardoin.
Sheene Williams says “I think they smothered him. I think they hold him down with his face in the dirt because he had dirt in his eyes, nose and in his mouth.”
She says her boyfriend and father to her three kids, Keenan arrived home around midnight.
She believes Ardoin was under the influence which is how she says the argument began.
Four officers arrived on the scene after Ardoin’s uncle called Ville Platte Police.
She adds officers then sprayed her eyes with mace. Williams could then only hear what was happening between officers and Ardoin.
Williams says “I could feel them kind of hitting on him a little bit and saying let her go, let her go. I could really feel it because I was next to him.”
Ardoin’s mother, Alanda Wyatt, agrees with Williams. Wyatt’s home is located behind her son’s.
By the time she arrived on the scene, Wyatt says her son was not responding and not breathing which is when she say four officers on her child. The officer said Keenan would not respond because of the type of drugs he was on.
Wyatt feels the officers caused her son’s death. Even Ardoin’s sister, Gabrielle Ardoin, says she just wants to know what happened to her little brother.
Williams says Ardoin’s body is at a Lake Charles hospital awaiting an autopsy.