Man arrested for ordering deadly 2010 shooting
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man with an extensive criminal record for allegedly ordering a shooting that left two men dead back in 2010.
48-year-old James "Jimmy" Stevenson now faces two counts of first degree murder.
Police said Stevenson and another man made contact with the victims, Alton Spears and Johnny Kelley, in the 300 block of Delphine Street on Oct. 19, 2010. According to BRPD, Stevenson pulled out a handgun, handed it to his accomplice and told him to shoot Spears.
Spears and Kelley were both shot multiple times, suffered several gunshot wounds and died as a result of their injuries.
Stevenson has prior arrests on his record for manslaughter, distribution of cocaine, second degree battery, aggravated burglary, armed robbery, attempted second degree murder and four counts of first degree murder.