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Posted: Thursday, 27 February 2014 1:11PM

Two in custody for St. John feed store murder

The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office says they have arrested both suspects in the murder, shooting and armed robbery at the LaPlace Feed and Supply Store.

"Dracier Dewey, 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.

Tregre says Dewey, in his confession, identified his accomplice as 22-year-old Charles McQuarter III.

"Based on the information investigators were able to obtain, everything indicates Mr. McQuarter is the shooter," Sheriff Tregre said at a news conference today.

Tregre said the sheriff's department had talked with McQuarter's family and expected him to surrender last night.  When that didn't happen, they labeled his a fugitive from justice.  McQuarter surrendered to a U.S. Marshall's Office fugitive task force early Thursday afternoon.

Tregre says McQuarter is being held without bond.  Dewey's bond is $1.6 million.


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