Suspect in Plaquemine stabbing arrested in St. Landry Parish

Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi says a woman is being treated for stab wounds in Plaquemine, LA after being stabbed multiple times Monday afternoon.

Just after 2 p.m. emergency officials were called to Roucher’s Meat Market in Plaquemine, LA. Sheriff Stassi said the woman was at a boat landing on Bayou Road when she was stabbed. A woman driving down the road saw what looked like a car crash and pulled over to find the victim near the vehicle. The woman called police and took the victim to the meat market to meet up with an Iberville deputy. Deputies went back to try and find the car, but it was gone.

Sheriff Stassi identified the suspect as 31-year-old Travis Howell, a white male, who may be driving a 2010 burgundy Ford Focus with license plate number VXB684.

Deputies arrested Howell around 4 p.m. in St. Landry Parish. He will be booked into the Iberville Parish jail where he will be charged with attempted second degree murder.

Officials say Howell has been convicted for theft, simple burglary, and drug possession. His most recent stint with the Department of Corrections was for felony theft. He was released for good behavior and was placed on parole supervision on April 25, 2014 and was off of probation on July 6, 2015.

The victim had been stabbed at least two times. She was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Her condition is unknown at this time.

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