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Deputies arrest 5 in connection with Donaldsonville shooting, still searching for 1 suspect

4 months 5 days 10 hours ago Thursday, April 14 2022 Apr 14, 2022 April 14, 2022 4:27 PM April 14, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies arrested five suspects who are charged with varying roles in a shooting that hospitalized a man April 8. 

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies found a man along St. Vincent's Street around noon Friday suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The man was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive. 

The following arrests were made Thursday: 

-Jeremiah Preston, 20, of Donaldsonville is charged with attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon
- Mickie Batiste, 24, of Donaldsonville is charged with attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, illegal carrying of a weapon, and disturbing the peace.
- Byron James, 21, of Donaldsonville is charged with principal to attempted second-degree murder, principal to illegal use of a weapon, and disturbing the peace.
- Walter Bell, 21, of Gonzales is charged with principal to attempted second-degree murder, principal to illegal use of a weapon, and disturbing the peace.
- Jahiem Knockum, 19, of Donaldsonville is charged with attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, illegal carrying of a weapon, and disturbing the peace.

Deputies are still searching for Myron Forcell, 20, of Donaldsonville, who will be charged with attempted second-degree murder, principal to illegal use of a weapon and disturbing the peace. 

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