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Man arrested in connection with murder in Ascension Parish

2 years ago February 14, 2013 Feb 14, 2013 Thursday, February 14 2013 Thursday, February 14, 2013 2:22:25 PM EST in News
Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office

SORRENTO -  A Baton Rouge man accused in connection with a murder in Ascension Parish is now behind bars.

Authorities arrested Darryl "Hoops" Jones for being connected to the killing of Gerald "Butta" Wilkins on January 12 on LV Road in Sorrento.

Wilkins was found shot to death on the side of the road in what appeared to be an execution-style slaying. Deputies have also arrested two other men, Calvin "Dirt" Williams and Cecil Beams, in connection with the crime.

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley called the three men accused in the killing "ZIP code thugs", claiming they were heavily involved in Baton Rouge crime.

Jones was picked up in Baton Rouge, and is being transported to the Ascension Parish Jail, where he will be booked on one count of principal to second-degree murder.

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