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Man caught breaking into home of TJ Ribs shooting victim


POSTED: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 12:45pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 4:34pm

Police received a call early this morning about a break in at a home on Brightside Drive. During the investigation, it was discovered that the home belonged to Raymond Levie, one of the men killed Friday, June 24 in the murder-suicide at TJ Ribs on Acadian.

Baton Rouge City Police were called to the home on Brightside where they discovered Josh Mayeux, 25, of Baton Rouge exiting the apartment. Mayeux, who also lives in an apartment on Brightside Drive, told police that he had property located inside the home and was trying to retrieve it. He admitted to Police that he knew he was in the wrong when he entered the home.

“It’s still early in the investigation part,” Sgt. Don Stone with the Baton Rouge Police Department, said when asked if there is any implication that this crime was connected with the incident at TJ Ribs. “I don’t know if it had any connection to the murder-suicide or not.”

Mayeux was arrested and is being questioned by investigators to determine the reason for the break in; whether or not it has anything to do with the murder-suicide. That case is still under investigation, also.

“It is not closed yet,” Stone added. “We would like to develop a motive for the shooting, and that’s what they’re in the process of doing now.”

Mayeux’s relationship to Levie is unknown at this time. Levie, 50, was a chief investigator with the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office. He was involved in a relationship with Candace Jones, 21, of Baton Rouge, who was the sister of Shawn Jones, 27. Shawn Jones shot and killed Levie, and then turned the gun on himself.

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