Man arrested for murder in Ponchatoula bar
POSTED: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:55am
UPDATED: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 3:17pm
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 45-year-old Springfield resident Robert E. Jenks.
Jenks was taken into custody on June 28, 2014, after allegedly shooting and killing 55-year-old Harold Bart Oliphant Sr. in a Ponchatoula bar on HWY 22.
The two subjects were engaged in an altercation when Jenks armed himself with a handgun and shot the victim in the abdomen.
The victim later died from his injures at approximately 8:00 p.m. at a nearby medical facility.
Jenks was arrested on scene and charged with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm in an alcoholic beverage establishment.