Five arrested after Tunica Trace double murder
ANGOLA - Deputies in West Feliciana Parish say five people have been arrested and formally indicted in connection with a double murder on Tunica Trace Saturday, May 21.
Saturday night, deputies arrested 23-year-old Kylie Jackson, 21-year-old Raven Majoria, and 26-year-old Lindsey Dooley. Sunday morning, Lafayette Police Department arrested two men, 22-year-old Paul Bourque Jr. and 19-year-old Kristofer L. Cockerham.
Both men were charged and indicted with two counts of first-degree murder. The three women were charged and indicted with two counts of first-degree murder as principals to the crime.
The investigation started early morning on May 21 the sheriff said, when neighbors heard gunfire and called 911. Two men, Clinton Ray Nicholson and Brian Mooney, were found dead when deputies arrived at the home on Tunica Trace.
Sources say Nicholson's grandson was inside the home when the shooting happened. The child was okay and was cared for by deputies until his mother picked him up.
Before lunchtime Saturday, deputies had to call a hazardous materials cleaning crew after finding a meth lab in a shed on the property where the murders happened. Deputies say they also found a homemade pipe bomb at the home.
Investigators believe the five individuals went to the home on Tunica Trace Saturday morning. Jackson, Majoria and Dooley were dropped off at the residence. At some point someone fired a gun and the vehicle returned to the home and picked up the three individuals. The group then traveled to Ascension Parish where a good Samaritan saw someone toss a wallet and papers out of the window. That person was able to report the license plate and vehicle to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.
Deputies recovered the wallet and discovered that it belonged to one of the victims.
All three women were brought to the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office for questioning, where they were later arrested. Bourque, Jr. is still in custody in Lafayette where he had outstanding warrants. He is expected to be in court May 24, in Lafayette. Cockerham is in custody in West Feliciana Parish.
Earlier in the investigation, authorities said Erica Cockerham was a person of interest. At first, authorities released the woman's first name as Nicki but updated the information after WBRZ.com broke the story. Cockerham was wanted for a few hours but was located just after lunch Saturday at a local post office. She was being questioned Saturday afternoon, authorities confirmed, but later released.