LAPLACE, LA (WAFB) - Officials said the second suspect, believed to be the gunman, wanted in connection with a deadly armed robbery has turned himself in to authorities.
The St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office reported Charles Mcquarter III, 22, of Reserve, surrendered Thursday. He was wanted for the armed robbery and shooting that left the owner of a LaPlace store dead. Mcquarter reportedly surrendered to the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
He faces charges of armed robbery, first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the shooting death of Steve Finckbeiner, 63, who was killed during a robbery at LaPlace Feed and Supply store. The victim's wife, Constance Finckbeiner, 53, was wounded but expected to survive.
The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office said Dracier Dewey, 22, also of Reserve, turned himself in to authorities Wednesday. Deputies said he admitted his involvement in the armed robbery and shooting. He was booked on charges of principal to armed robbery, principal to first-degree murder and principal to attempted first-degree murder. His bond was set at $1.6 million.