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Deputies make 5th arrest in 2015 Donaldsonville double murder

6 months 3 days 10 hours ago April 19, 2016 Apr 19, 2016 Tuesday, April 19 2016 April 19, 2016 11:23 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish announced the arrest of a fifth person in connection with a 2015 double murder in Donaldsonville.

APSO says the arrest of Demond Foley came through a joint effort with the New Orleans Police Department and the U.S. Marshals late Friday evening at a New Orleans west bank apartment complex.

Lt. Col. Bobby Webre said Foley was wanted in the murder of 37-year-old Chad Nichols and 29-year-old Benny Booker on Jan. 26, 2015 in Donaldsonville.

Foley is currently being held in the Orleans Parish Prison while he awaits extradition back to Ascension Parish. He’ll be booked into the parish jail to face two counts of first-degree murder.

Foley is the fifth person taken into custody in connection with the double murder, according to Lt. Col. Webre.

Detectives arrested 26-year-old Quinton Jackson, of New Orleans on Aug. 6, 2015. Jackson was also located in the New Orleans area and booked with help from NOPD and federal law enforcement. On Oct. 22, deputies tracked down 35-year-old Marlon Williams in Assumption Parish and arrested him on two counts of first-degree murder. 28-year-old Eric Bernard was located and arrested in New Orleans four days later. The fourth suspect, 23-year-old Thaddeus Nathan, was also located in New Orleans and arrested on Oct. 30 and charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

APSO detectives said they found heroin inside Nichols’ home along with other evidence that suggested the motive for the shooting was drug-related. Shell casings located at the scene were also connected to a firearm that was used in four different shootings that happened between 2011 and 2013. A vehicle stolen from one of the victims at the scene was later found burned out in New Orleans. Surveillance video near the murder scene also captured a white BMW speeding along with the stolen vehicle. One person was seen in the stolen vehicle and four others were in the BMW.

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