The Marksville Weekly News printed a story this week that stated Russell Gagnard, age 47 of 3595 Highway 107 South Plaucheville, was arrested by Plaucheville Police on April 28 and charged with aggravated rape of a four-year old child. Gagnard is still being held at the Avoyelles Parish Detention Center #1 under a $1 million bond.
The Avoyelles Grand Jury, meeting last week, found a true bill on Gagnard, which means there appeared to be enough evidence to move forward with a trial. A true bill does not determine guilt or innocence.
No other details about the arrest have been released.