LIVINGSTON, LA (WAFB) - Authorities reported the four teens wanted in connection with a Livingston Parish homicide but taken into custody in Texas, have now been returned to Louisiana.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said the teens and a man are facing charges in the shooting death of Rick McBride, 61, who was found dead on July 23.
The following have now been booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center:
Blayson Fife, 19, of Prairieville - charged with first-degree murder and aggravated burglary
Kameron Jones, 17, of Gonzales - charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder
Trevor Lockett, 17, of Coushatta - charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder
Kerstin Avery, 18, of Gonzales - charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder
Joe Baluch, 20, of Gonzales, was booked Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary.
Sheriff Jason Ard said McBride was found dead off Pike Park Lane near Walker South Road just before noon Sunday.
"Thanks to the teamwork of my hard-working detectives and citizens willing to cooperate with us, several arrests have been made," Ard said in a written release on Tuesday. "A tip called into Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers helped us to start putting the pieces of this case together."
This investigation is ongoing.