Cops: 1 suspect confesses to feed store murder/robbery
Dave Cohen Reporting
The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office says one man in behind bars for the murder, shooting and armed robbery at the LaPlace Feed and Supply Store.
"Dracier Dewey (above), 22, of Homewood Place in Reserve, contacted St. John the Baptist Parish authorities and confessed to his involvement in the armed robbery and homicide that took place Tuesday afternoon," Sheriff Mike Tregre said in a news release.
He says they arrested Dewey.
"Detectives arrested Dewey on a judicial court ordered arrest warrant and booked him with principal to armed robbery, principal to first-degree murder, and principal to attempted first-degree murder," according to the sheriff.
Now they are looking for the second suspect in the shooting of the store owner and his wife.
"Detectives sought and obtained a judicial court ordered arrest warrant for Charles Mcquarter III (right), 22, of Homewood Place in Reserve for his involvement in the armed robbery-homicide. Mcquarter is wanted by St. John the Baptist Parish authorities for armed robbery, first-degree murder, and attempted first-degree murder," Tregre said. "Wednesday night, detectives attempted to locate Mcquarter to no avail, and he remains at large. Mcquarter is considered armed and dangerous. He is 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. His hair is shorter than in the picture."
He says Dewey and Mcquarter walked into the feed store Tuesday, shot the victims and fled with the cash register.
"Steven Finckbeiner, 63, succumbed to his injuries on the scene; the second victim, Constance Finckbeiner, 58, was transported to an area hospital for treatment."
The sheriff is asking for help finding Mcquarter.
"Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Charles Mcquarter III is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS (8477), Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111, or emergency law enforcement by dialing 911," Tregre pleaded. "Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward."