4 arrested for helping man who shot U.S. Marshal evade arrest
BATON ROUGE - Four more suspects were arrested late Tuesday in connection with the shooting and killing of a U.S. Marshal who was serving an arrest warrant at an East Baton Rouge motel earlier this year.
The Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office says three women were taken into custody, 23-year-old Theresa Turner, 37-year-old Latonia Duncan and 41-year-old Michelle Farris, along with one man, 37-year-old Kelvin Duncan. All four individuals are accused of aiding shooter Jamie Croom, who is accused of murdering Deputy Marshal Josie Wells on March 10.
Croom was accused of killing Sinica and Lechelle Williams at the Sugar Shack in early February. Deputies said the shooting happened after a fight inside the lounge moved outside into the parking lot, and that witnesses told them Croom stood over the victims to make sure they died. Wells was hit and killed when Croom opened fire on Wells and other law enforcement agents as they tried to capture him. Croom was shot by another member of the task force.
The four arrested individuals were booked into the Pointe Coupee Parish Jail on counts of accessory after the fact as it is believed they aided Croom in avoiding arrest prior to the shooting.