Lumberton residents possibly connected to shooting in Louisana

BOGALUSA, La – A September shooting in Louisiana leads investigators to the Pine Belt, leaving two suspects in custody.

According to Assistant Police Chief Gene Crosby with the Bogalusa Police Department, Trevante Martice Toney, 21, of Lumberton, was shot on the 700 block of East Fifth Street in Bogalusa. He died as the result of a single gunshot wound.

Authorities said on October 7th, the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department arrested Thelonious Savoy Williams,22, of Lumberton. Authorities with the Bogalusa PD were contacted and he was turned over to their custody. Williams was transported back to Bogalusa and charged with principal attempted first degree murder and principal to obstruction of justice. His bond was set at $75,000.

Charles Edward Jenkins, 22, of Lumberton was taken into custody by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department. Jenkins was turned over to Bogalusa authorities and charged with attempted first degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, convicted felon in possession of a weapon and obstruction of justice. His bond was set at $200,000.

Authorities with the Bogalusa Police Department said this is an ongoing investigation and additional arrests are pending.

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