1 shooting case suspect caught

Published 11:36 am Friday, October 9, 2015

One of two Lumberton, Miss., men wanted in conjunction with the Sept. 29 fatal shooting on East Fifth Street in Bogalusa was arrested by Lamar County (Miss.) Sheriff’s Department deputies Wednesday and extradited to Bogalusa.

Thelonious Savoy Williams, 21, was arrested at approximately 1:30 p.m. at his residence on Noonly Road in Lumberton, which is approximately 15 miles southwest of Hattiesburg, Miss. He waived extradition proceedings.

Bogalusa Police Department deputies met Lamar County deputies in Poplarville, Miss., where Williams was transferred over to BPD officials. He was wanted in connection with the shooting death of Lumberton resident Trevante Martice Toney, 21. Warrants charge Williams with being a principal to first-degree murder and being a principal to obstruction of justice.

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Riegal said Williams was apprehended without incident.

Bogalusa Police Department officials say the killing of Toney was a result of a drug deal that went wrong. An investigation into the shooting said Williams was in Toney’s vehicle shortly before the murder.

Two other men allegedly involved in the shooting are still at large. Warrants are still out in connection with the shooting for Bogalusa’s Brandon Odell Lotts, 29, and Lumberton’s Charles Edward Jenkins, 22. Lotts is charged with first-degree murder, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, dangerous use of a weapon, aggravated criminal damage to property. obstruction of justice and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, heroin, ecstasy and cocaine.

Jenkins is wanted for attempted murder, dangerous use of a weapon, obstruction of justice and a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Bogalusa Police Chief Joe Culpepper requested that citizens with any information concerning the case contact New Orleans Crime Stoppers at 504-837-8477, Bogalusa Detectives Division at 985-732-6238 or the BPD at 732-3611.