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Suspects wanted in Jeff Davis double homicide to be considered armed and dangerous

Posted at 10:21 PM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-23 01:19:16-05

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects in connection with the double homicide of a Lacassine couple.

Seventy-two-year-old Walter Gotreaux and his 70-year-old wife, Darlene, were found dead inside their home on Highway 90, west of Lacassine, last Sunday night.

Deputies say the couple died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Twenty-three-year-old Javari Guidry and 21-year-old Jordan Alexander Legros are wanted for first-degree murder and aggravated burglary.

Deputies say the two suspects live in Jeff Davis Parish but are not from the area originally. Two locations of residences include Houston and Welsh. They may be in those locations, but deputies say that their whereabouts are currently unknown.

The suspects were not believed to be directly associated with the victims, but they have acquaintances in common with the victims

A silver car is connected with this investigation. No make or model was given by authorities.

The motive was robbery, a sheriff’s office spokesperson says. They are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who may know the suspects is asked to call their local law enforcement agency.

Both suspects have prior arrests from different agencies.

KATC Investigates uncovered that Guidry was arrested in Lafayette in 2015 on two counts of attempted murder. Court records show in 2016, he pleaded guilty to amended charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana. It’s unclear how long he served or why he’s been out of prison. We will pursue that angle of the story further.

Legros remains wanted out of Welsh for burglary and theft.