BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A suspect in a fatal trail ride shooting in Roseland was arrested in Houston and will be extradited to Louisiana.
Authorities in Houston arrested 19-year-old Jaylohn Mitchell of Ponchatoula on Saturday. Mitchell will face charges including one count of second degree murder and two counts of attempted second degree murder.
Mitchell is one of the men accused of killing a 21-year-old Baton Rouge woman named Zion Hutcherson during a trail ride down Vernon Town Road on Saturday, Aug. 8, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office reported that it’s unlikely Hutcherson was a target in the shooting. TPSO suspects a single stray bullet killed her during a dispute.
By Wednesday, TPSO had several suspects in custody who may have been connected to the shooting.
Brandon Perry, 30, of Roseland, was charged with one count of second degree murder, two counts of attempted second degree murder, three counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule II Drugs, one count of possession with intent to distribute Schedule V Drugs, two counts of weapon possession while possessing dangerous controlled substances and one count of possession of a stolen firearm, according to TPSO.
Craig Brown, 29, of Amite, was charged with possession with intent to distribute Schedule V Drugs, possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV Drugs, negligent homicide and two counts of negligent injuring.
Tommie Diamond, 23, of Kentwood, was charged with second degree murder and two counts of attempted second degree murder, TPSO reported.
As of Wednesday, there were outstanding warrants for Mitchell and for 27-year-old Raven Warford of Natalbany.
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