Pair Arrested for Robbing and Beating a Disabled Person

The New Iberia Police Department arrested Rijhanelle Flugence and Joseph Roberts, Jr on May 1, 2021.

Posted: May 3, 2021 12:35 PM

The New Iberia Police Department arrested Rijhanelle Flugence and Joseph Roberts, Jr on May 1, 2021.

Both were wanted in connection with robbing and severely beating a disabled person causing further permanent damage to that individual. 

The incident occurred on April 25, 2021 at the intersection of Corrine and Field Streets.

Flugence charges include Attempted First- Degree Murder, Second Degree Robbery, Cruelty to the Infirm, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, and Self-Mutilation.

Joseph Roberts, Jr, charges include Attempted First-Degree Murder, and Second- Degree Robbery.

Both Flugence and Roberts are being held at the Iberia Parish Jail.

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