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Jeff Davis deputies make third arrest in August homicide

Posted at 9:22 AM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 10:34:23-05

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office says they have made a third arrest in connection with an August homicide in Ragley.

Deputies say 32-year-old Justin Daniel Benoit of Lake Charles was arrested and booked into the parish jail on Tuesday in connection with the August murder of 33-year-old Devin Marc Sanders.

Justin Daniel Benoit courtesy Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff”s Office

Benoit was booked on a charge of Accessory after the fact in connection with the murder. Deputies say additional arrests are expected.

Two other arrests in connection to the homicide were made in 2018.

David Wade Clark, 29, of Moss Bluff was arrested in August for Sander’s murder. Another suspect, 33-year-old Corey James Lapoint was arrested in October and booked on charges of Accessory after the fact in connection with the homicide.

Sander’s body was found outside of a home in the 200 block of Leyoub Road in Ragley on August 10, 2018.

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