6 arrested in fatal shooting of Baton Rouge woman during trail ride in Tangipahoa Parish

6 arrested in fatal shooting of Baton Rouge woman during trail ride in Tangipahoa Parish
Crime scene tape (Source: WAFB)

ROSELAND, La. (WAFB) - Six people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Baton Rouge woman during a trail ride in Tangipahoa Parish, deputies say.

According to investigators, multiple suspects opened fire into a large crowd during the trail ride on Vernon Town Road in Roseland around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.

Zion Hutcherson, 21, of Baton Rouge, died after she was hit by a stray bullet, according to the sheriff’s office. Investigators say they do not believe that Hutcherson was an intended target in the incident.

Deputies say Jaylohn Mitchell, 19, of Ponchatoula, Brandon Perry, 30, of Roseland, Craig Brown, 29, of Amite, Tommie Diamond, 23, of Kentwood, Raheem Harold, 19, of Roseland, and Raven Warford, 27 of Natalbany, have been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Jaylonh Mitchell, 19, was arrested in Houston, Texas on Aug. 22 and is awaiting extradition to Louisiana.
Jaylonh Mitchell, 19, was arrested in Houston, Texas on Aug. 22 and is awaiting extradition to Louisiana. (Source: TPSO)
Deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office say they arrested Brandon Perry (left), Craig Brown (center), and Tommie Diamond (right) in connection with a fatal shooting that happened during a trail ride in Roseland, La. on Aug. 8, 2020.
Deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office say they arrested Brandon Perry (left), Craig Brown (center), and Tommie Diamond (right) in connection with a fatal shooting that happened during a trail ride in Roseland, La. on Aug. 8, 2020. (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)

Dawn Panepinto, a sheriff’s office spokesperson, says Harold was arrested Sept. 6 in by police Billings, Mont. Harold was wanted by TPSO on one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder. He will be extradited back to Louisiana at a later date and booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail, according to Panepinto.

Raheem Harold, 19, of Roseland, La.
Raheem Harold, 19, of Roseland, La. (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)

Warford turned herself into authorities on Sept. 8 and was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on one count of orders of the governor, one count of negligent homicide, and two counts of negligent injuring.

Raven Warford, 27 of Natalbany, La.
Raven Warford, 27 of Natalbany, La. (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)

Mitchell is charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder. He was arrested in Houston, Texas and will be extradited to Louisiana at a later date.

Perry was charged with second-degree murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder, possession with intent to distribute schedule V drugs, three counts of possession with intent to distribute schedule II drugs, two counts possession of weapons while in possession of controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute schedule II drugs, and possession of a stolen firearm.

Brown was charged with, possession with intent to distribute schedule V drugs, possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV drugs, negligent homicide, two counts of negligent injuring, and other charges.

Diamond was taken into custody in Ascension Parish and charged with second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Deputies say the case remains under investigation and ask anyone with any information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-554-5245 or to do so online by clicking here.

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