A Prairieville man was arrested early Friday morning in connection with the death of 61-year-old Byron Hayes who was found Thursday morning by deputies at a residence on Tillotson Road in Prairieville.

According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, 46-year-old David Foreman Jr. is charged with firstdegree murder, attempted first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, possession of stolen firearm, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery from a separate incident that occurred in early September.

Investigative leads led detectives to the residence of Foreman on Thursday evening that left Hayes deceased and 70-year-old Douglas Tillotson in critical condition at a nearby hospital. Detectives executed a search warrant on Foreman’s residence and located a crack pipe on his person. He was then arrested on the above said charges.

This case is still under investigation and more charges may be pending.

Anyone with 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 235-344-STOP (7868). To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers immediately.