Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre reports that the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit arrested three suspects after the investigation of shots being fired at a rap party in Donaldsonville on February 16.
Detectives arrested the following:
Donald Scott Jr., 20, of Convent, was charged with obstruction of justice. His bond was set at $20,000 by Judge Verdigets.
Tyreik Melancon, 21, of Gonzales, was charged with disturbing the peace, four counts principal to illegal use of weapons, and assault by drive by shooting.
Darrel Morris, 18, of Convent, was charged with disturbing the peace, two counts illegal use of a weapon, two counts illegal use of weapon on a highway, possession of firearm by convicted felon, and assault by drive by shooting. His bond was set at $340,000 by Judge Verdigets.
They were all booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.
This case is still under investigation and more arrests may be forthcoming.
APSO responds to shots fired at rap party in Donaldsonville early Saturday morning
According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, deputies were on scene of a rap party with approximately 250 people in attendance when multiple shots were fired with three people being shot early Saturday morning.
One person was shot and released from the hospital while two others are still being treated for their injuries but are listed in stable condition.
The party was being held at a dance studio located on Highway 1 South in Donaldsonville. Deputies were already on scene for crowd control during the large party when a fight broke out and then multiple shots rang out coming from different directions.
No names have been released at this time.
This case is still under investigation and limited information is available.
Anyone who may have information on this case is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-4636 or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7868). To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers immediately.