ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - After four people were arrested Wednesday accused of the beating death of 15-year-old Brandon Augusta, the 9News Investigators dug further into the criminal histories of the four suspects.
Marcus Ester and Tyrell Williams were two of the four suspects arrested. Two others were juveniles whose names cannot be released at this time.
Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said the four were with Augusta on Aug. 9, 2014 along the levee when there was a fight. Sheriff Wiley added the way Augusta's body was so brutally beaten, it led officials to believe the group was high on synthetic marijuana.
Looking further into the criminal histories, the 9News Investigators found previous arrests.
Marcus Ester, 21
- 21 total arrests, 8 of those are felonies
- 12 arrests as adult, 7 of those felonies
- 9 arrests as juvenile, 1 of those felony
Tyrell Williams, 18
- 1 charge as a juvenile & 1 charge as an adult
Unnamed juvenile, 17
- 20 arrests on 53 charges
Unnamed juvenile, 16
- 2 arrests
Due to two of the suspects being juveniles, their criminal records are not open to the public. However, the other two were.
Williams' only charge as an adult is first degree murder in the alleged killing of Augusta.
Ester, however, had a lengthy criminal history.