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DeRidder police arrest wanted murder suspect

Posted at 12:26 PM, May 23, 2021

DeRidder Police arrested a man wanted for murder in Livingston Parish.

According to a post on the DPD's Facebook page, Evan Cloninger, 31, was wanted on a warrant for second-degree murder. Denham Springs detectives obtained the warrant for Cloninger's alleged involvement in a May 14 shooting in a motel parking lot there.

DeRidder police got information about Cloninger's whereabouts Saturday afternoon, and they found him at a home in the city.

DeRidder police, Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s deputies and Louisiana State Police troopers went to the residence and after a brief standoff, at 6:49PM, Cloninger was taken into custody, the post states.

Cloninger was taken to the DeRidder Police Department, where Denham Springs detectives came to pick him up.

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