‘hope they kill every last 1’

Published 12:13 am Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sheriff: Edgard suspect threatened officers in St. John, St. Charles, St. James

EDGARD — A local man arrested Tuesday for terrorizing is likely to face additional charges after calling for the shooting of police officers across the River Parishes, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Victor Pablo

Victor Pablo

Victor Pablo, of Amp Circle in Edgard, is being held in St. Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in lieu of a $25,000 bond, charged with terrorizing and threatening a public official.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office officials said they received information Pablo posted, “In uh lil while cops in St. Charles are goin to be next. I hope they kill every last 1 of them dirty bitchez.”

“When you are encouraging people to shoot cops, then kill them all, that in a little while they are going to get what’s coming to them, we have to take that as a serious immediate threat,” Champagne said.

A search warrant was executed at Pablo’s home, Captain Patrick Yoes said, adding multiple weapons were recovered.

Yoes said the investigation is ongoing, adding he did not have information on if the weapons were legally registered to Pablo.

Champagne said deputies uncovered a pattern of behavior from Pablo, indicating a series of online postings that mirrored threats made this week to his officers.

Champagne said he contacted St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre Thursday morning about Facebook threats Pablo made July 7.

According to Champagne, deputies in St. John, St. Charles and St. James parishes were all singled out with statements such as “shooting every cop on sight.”

“I am pretty confident he is going to be facing more charges,” Champagne said. “I’m looking back at stuff we uncovered from July 7. There was a direct threat on July 7 to Sheriff Tregre. Statements such as ‘F— the cops, we need to kill them all.’ Basically, then he says, ‘F— St. John, St. Charles and St. James. All them bitches the same. Shoot every cop on sight.’

“The sad part is he got 16 likes.”

Champagne said Pablo posted online under the moniker, “Vic Life of Crime Pablo.”

“It’s pathetic,” Champagne said. “What I see here with these threats — and I’ve looked at everything that the shooter in Baton Rouge, who came from Missouri, put out — is worse than what I saw that guy put out on the Internet.”