UPDATE: 7 arrested in Darrow murder case

UPDATE: 7 arrested in Darrow murder case
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POSTED: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 9:23am

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 9:50am

UPDATE 4-39-14: Bruce James, the seventh suspect wanted for the murder of 23-year-old Isaac Prestly, has been arrested.

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UPDATE 4-30-14:  Two more suspects in the Darrow murder case are in police custody after turning themselves in, says the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Delano Alexander and Anthony Clark were taken into custody Tuesday night.

Delano Alexander

Anthony Clark

Detectives are still looking for a seventh suspect, Bruce James.

Bruce James

These men are suspected of being part of a group responsible for a shooting in Darrow, Louisiana last Thursday that resulted in the death of 23-year-old Isaac Prestley.

Four other men were previously arrested in connection with this case: Cprien Nicholas, Demitoris Alexander, Tachi Williams, and Clarence Ruth.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bruce James should contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).

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UPDATE 4-25-14: Deputies report that four men have been arrested in connection with at shooting that happened in Darrow Louisiana Thursday night.

According to a police report, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies got notice of shots being fired in the Darrow area on Highway 22 around 6:27 p.m. on Thursday.

The victim, 23-year-old Isaac Prestley, was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Witnesses saw a suspect vehicle leaving the crime scene. Gonzales police later stopped the vehicle, which had five men inside.

One suspect ran as officers approached. Gonzales police took the other four into custody. One, Clarence Ruth, 19, was treated for a non-fatal gunshot wound.

After further investigation, Ascension Parish detectives arrested the four men on Friday for the following charges:

Cprien Nicholas, 29, of Gonzales- illegal use of a weapon and second-degree murder

Demitoris Alexander, 48, of Gonzales- possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and second-degree murder

Tachi Williams, 28, of Gonzales- second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Clarence Ruth, 19, of Darrow- second-degree murder

The investigation is ongoing, and officers say they still have more suspects and witnesses to identify. Additional arrests are possible.

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ORIGINAL: Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies got notice of shots being fired in the Darrow area on Highway 22 around 6:27 p.m. on Thursday.

The victim, 23-year-old Isaac Prestley, was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The case is currently being investigated and no further information is available at this time.

We will provide updates as the story develops. 

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