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Louisiana sheriff's deputy killed, former inmate arrested

7 years 2 months 6 days ago Thursday, January 14 2016 Jan 14, 2016 January 14, 2016 1:53 PM January 14, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press

HOMER, La. - Authorities have arrested a former inmate in the death of a sheriff's deputy whose body was found earlier this week in a shallow grave near her north Louisiana home.

Louisiana State Police Trooper Matt Harris says 35-year-old Jermaine Johnson was booked with second-degree murder on Tuesday. Bond has been set at $1 million.

Harris says state police found 69-year-old Sulyn Prince's body late Monday, and that evidence found in Prince's house in Homer led to Johnson's arrest.

Johnson's court-appointed attorney did not return phone calls from The Associated Press.

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