The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of a battery on an elderly victim at a local business on May 5. The victim suffered serious injuries and Sheriff’s Detectives initiated their investigation.
On May 11 surveillance video was obtained and photos of the suspect and a vehicle were featured on the RPSO Facebook page where tips were received through Crime Stoppers of Cenla.
From their investigation and Crime Stoppers tip, Sheriff’s Detectives were able to identify the suspect as Ronnie Dale Stelly, 44 of Abbeville. Through their investigation, Detectives were able to obtain a warrant for Stelly for 2nd Degree Battery.
On May 22 Stelly turned himself in to deputies at the Rapides Parish Detention Center and was booked for 1 count 2nd Degree Battery. Stelly was released the following day on a $2,000 bond.
Sheriff’s Detectives would like to thank everyone who assisted in this investigation.
“ALL PERSONS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW OR ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION.”
Ronnie Dale Stelly, 44
2920 Orangewood Drive, Abbeville, LA
2nd Degree Battery