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Arrest made in death of elderly Houma man

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Posted: Jan 22, 2014 6:37 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: Jan 22, 2014 6:37 AM
Source: TPSO

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    •  68-year-old Rickie Samanie was murdered at his home. 68-year-old Rickie Samanie was murdered at his home.
    • 68-year-old Rickie Samanie was murdered at his home.

Topics: Terrebonne Parish, murder, cody callais, rickie samaine

HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish authorities have made an arrest in the death of an elderly man.

Cody Callais is charged with the murder of 68-year-old Rickie Samanie. Deputies say Samanie was found dead in his Houma home by a neighbor who went to check on him. His truck was missing,

Detectives later spotted Callais in the vehicle and he led them on a chase. Investigators say he eventually ditched the truck and jumped into the bayou.

Callais climbed out, surrendered and admitted to killing Samanie.

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