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Arrest made in twisted case that may have led to death of US Deputy Marshal

Darius Lee Williams (Source: Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office) Darius Lee Williams (Source: Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office)
Jamie Croom (Source: Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office) Jamie Croom (Source: Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office)
Lochelle and Senica Williams Lochelle and Senica Williams
US Deputy Marshal Josie Wells (Source: USMS) US Deputy Marshal Josie Wells (Source: USMS)
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  • About US Marshal Deputy Josie Wells

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    US Marshal Josie Wells was taken to Lane Regional Medical Center by fellow deputies after he was shot Tuesday morning. He was part of a task force serving an arrest warrant to a suspect wanted for a double homicide.More >>
    US Marshal Josie Wells was taken to Lane Regional Medical Center by fellow deputies after he was shot Tuesday morning. He was part of a task force serving an arrest warrant to a suspect wanted for a double homicide.More >>
  • Coroner reports Jamie Croom, accused of killing US marshal, has died

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    Jamie Croom (Source: Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office)Jamie Croom (Source: Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office)
    Officials said the man accused of killing three people, including a US marshal, has died. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office reported Jamie Croom, 31, died early Wednesday morning.More >>
    Officials said the man accused of killing three people, including a US marshal, has died. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office reported Jamie Croom, 31, died early Wednesday morning.More >>
  • Deputy US Marshal's wife talks about loss of her husband

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  • 5 arrested in connection to double New Roads homicide involving Jamie Croom

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    Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres says five people have been charged in connection with a double murder that happened in New Roads. All five are charged with accessory after the fact for making contact with 31-year-old Jamie Croom after the double murder shooting.More >>
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  • Neighbor recounts shootout that left US marshal dead

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    A woman staying at the motel where a shootout left a US marshal dead and a murder suspect badly wounded described what she saw and heard during and after the shooting.More >>
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    Fugitive charged with murder after US Marshal killed in shootout

    Fugitive charged with murder after US Marshal killed in shootout

    Tuesday, March 10 2015 12:45 PM EDT2015-03-10 16:45:02 GMT
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    A US Marshal is dead and a suspect wanted in a double murder was hospitalized Tuesday morning after a shootout in the Scotlandville area of Baton Rouge. United States Attorney Walt Green announced 31-year-old Jamie D. Croom has been charged with the murder of Deputy United States Marshal Josie Wells.Officials with the US Marshals Office say Wells was a part of a task force serving an arrest warrant. Croom was wanted on first degree murder charges in the deaths of two people.The shooting happe...More >>
    A US Marshal is dead and a suspect wanted in a double murder was hospitalized Tuesday morning after a shootout in the Scotlandville area of Baton Rouge. United States Attorney Walt Green announced 31-year-old Jamie D. Croom has been charged with the murder of Deputy United States Marshal Josie Wells.Officials with the US Marshals Office say Wells was a part of a task force serving an arrest warrant. Croom was wanted on first degree murder charges in the deaths of two people.The shooting happe...More >>
  • Brother, sister dead after nightclub shooting in New Roads

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NEW ROADS, LA (WAFB) -

A man was arrested Tuesday in connection to a January shooting that may have started a chain of events that led to the shooting death of US Deputy Marshal Josie Wells. 

Darius Lee Williams was arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, illegal use of a weapon, and possession of a firearm on a premises of an alcohol beverage outlet.

Williams is accused of shooting at 31-year-old Jamie Croom on Jan. 15, 2015 near the Time Wise convenience store on Parent Street in New Roads.

Croom was wanted in connection with the New Roads double homicide that left a brother and sister dead on February 18. He is accused of shooting Sinica and Lechelle Williams in the parking lot of the Sugar Shack Bar on Mandela Lane.

Darius Williams is the son of Lechelle Williams.

Then, on March 10, 2015 while US Marshals were attempting to serve an arrest warrant for the double homicide in February, Jamie Croom shot and killed Deputy US Marshal Josie Wells, 27, of Mississippi, during a shootout at the Elm Grove Motel in the Scotlandville-area. Croom was also shot and died on March 11, 2015.

On March 11, 2015, five people were arrested in connection to the New Roads double murder. Two of the five are believed to have been at the club when the shooting occurred.

Terry Matthews was first arrested on February 20 for felon in possession of a firearm. He was re-booked into the Pointe Coupee Parish Prison with the additional charges, including principal to first-degree murder. His bond has been set at $1 million.

Eli Edwards, Croom's brother, has also been charged with principal to first degree murder. He was first arrested on February 25 in East Baton Rouge Parish for traffic violations and a warrant for felon in possession of a firearm issued by the Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office. He was transported to Pointe Coupee Parish where he posted a $100,000 bond.

Shelly Croom and Eli Croom III, siblings of Jamie Croom, were also arrested in Baton Rouge and were charged with accessory after the fact. That's because investigators believe they made contact with Croom after the fatal shooting at the club.

Edwards, Shelly and Eli Croom were all arrested in Baton Rouge and were transported to Pointe Coupe Parish Prison.

Tenisha Foster, Croom's girlfriend, was arrested in Pointe Coupee Parish and charged with accessory after the fact.

Darius Lee Williams of New Roads was originally arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and was transferred to the Pointe Coupe Parish Jail on a $210,000 bond.

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