Lafayette

Jan 11, 2013 10:04 PM by KATC

Deputies Search for Wanted Murder Suspect

Lafayette Parish Deputies tell us there is an active search in Youngsville for a murder suspect. The search is taking place in a field near the intersection of Ambassador Caffery and the Youngsville Highway. Deputies tell us there was a car crash near there, and one of the people involved is a suspect in a murder out of Baton Rouge from yesterday. The suspect apparently heard deputies discussing this, then ran off in the field.

Deputies identify the wanted man as Ruben Van Dyke, 30 years old, of Alexandria. He should be considered armed and dangerous. According to our affiliate WBRZ, Van Dyke is wanted for involvement in the death of 32 year old Brannon Counts. Police say Counts was shot in a Baton Rouge parking lot Thursday and investigators believe the shooting came during a fight over a drug deal.

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