POSTED: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 5:47pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 6:11pm
PLAQUEMINE, La (NBC33) - — People in Plaquemine are still reeling, after a 26-year-old man was found murdered and his truck torched. The man police say confessed to killing him is in jail. People tell NBC33 that they just can't wrap their heads around this tragedy.
Iberville Parishs’ Sheriff Stassi says, when he invited his accused murderer onto his boat, he probably never would have expected this outcome.
Locals at the Jack Miller Boat Landing in Plaquemine say Kye Boudreaux enjoyed fishing quite a bit.
"He's a very friendly guy,” said local, Destiny Williams. “He's known by a good bit of people down here."
But Tuesday, he invited Detrell Scott to come along on his fishing trip.
"He went through his list and ended up making a call that led to his demise," said Sheriff Stassi.
Investigators say Scott admitted to robbing Boudreaux, stealing his boat and truck, then setting his truck on fire. Investigators found it in a sugar cane field.
"It’s a real fluke that it didn't burn up," noted Sheriff Stassi
Deputies knew something was up when they found Boudreaux’s abandoned boat early Tuesday morning. They first began a search and rescue, thinking he had drowned. But a few hours later, his family found him, shot to death at their camp.
Investigators connected the dots, and arrested Detrell Scott, for shooting Boudreaux in the head.
Darrel Carilin who’s a Plaquemine native said when he heard the news, “It kind of put me in shock. Boudreaux didn't deserve to die like this especially so young.”
"He was a good friend of mine and a good friend of my sons,” noted Carilin, “I just sold him a saddle for his horse he used to go ride horses with me and my son."
No one ever expected this to happen.
"You never know what could happen,’ stated Carilin. “People like this come in and out of here all the time and you don't know whose here and who are not."
It took a lot of detective work to get the man responsible. And Sheriff Brett Stassi says, although Scotts behind bars now, he's seeing this case to the end.
"This case will not be over until we walk him out of the back door of this court house after the trial, and he's convicted."
When detectives caught up with Scott, they say he also admitted to stealing drugs from Boudreaux. But, the sheriff won't release what kind or how much.
Before this investigation Scott had only faced shoplifting charges. Boudreaux’s family and friends all told NBC33 Thursday that they are too upset to talk about the situation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends in mourning.