Police arrest Rayville man after Richland Parish homicide

As the investigation has progressed, 19-year-old Johntaviuos Sledge of Rayville has been identified as a suspect and an arrest warrant was obtained.  Sledge has been identified as the shooter involved in the murder of 22-year-old Quattrous Jones.  He was arrested and booked into Richland Parish Detention Center.  Sledge is charged with second degree murder and two counts of attempted second degree murder.

Earlier this month, detectives assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Monroe Field Office (LSP MFO) were requested by the Delhi Police Department to investigate a homicide that occurred on Second Street at Charter Street, inside the city limits of Delhi.  The deceased victim was identified as Jones, of Delhi.  Two other victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The initial investigation revealed that Jones and two other men were walking on Second Street when the shooting incident occurred.  A passenger, described as a black male wearing a pink sweater and blue skull cap, exited a black Chevrolet Tahoe and began shooting at them.  Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.  The two other victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

The investigation remains active and ongoing.  No further information is available at this time.