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Alleged Thomas Rd. shooter in custody

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UPDATE: EBRSO has confirmed Alfred Scales was arrested Saturday by the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office. 

Spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks says EFSO, Slaughter Police and Jackson Police took Scales into custody around 6:30 pm at a store on Hwy. 19 near LA 10. Hicks says a tip from a concerned resident led to the arrest.

Scales will be questioned by detectives before being booked in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.


Authorities are looking for a suspect in the fatal shootings of a man and woman in the Baker area.

Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, identifies the suspect as 48-year-old Alfred Scales.

Hicks says in a statement that 33-year-old Jamie Davenport and 44-year-old James Ledell Brown were shot to death in the front yard of Brown's home.

Hicks says the shooting was the result of an argument.

Hicks says the suspect is the female's victim's estranged husband.

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