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Man wanted for Broussard murder turns self in

Posted at 6:53 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 21:58:13-04

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office says that a man wanted for murder at a Broussard apartment complex in May has turned himself in.

Deputies say that 20-year-old Clarence Celestine Jr. turned himself into the sheriff’s office Friday evening. Celestine was wanted on a warrant for second-degree murder.

Broussard Police confirmed the arrest of Celestine for the murder which occurred on May 25 at the Pines Apartments in Broussard.

Police were notified Friday evening by an Acadia Parish Sheriff’s detective that Celestine had turned himself into him, and he transported him to LPCC to be booked on the warrant.

Celestine was named in a warrant in connection with the May shooting death of Leon Williams Jr., 24, of Duson. Williams was found at an apartment complex on Leon Street in Broussard.

Thursday afternoon, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted Broussard police in attempting to execute the warrant at a home on Radcliffe Street, where Celestine was believed to be staying. He wasn’t there, officials say.

(A photo of Celestine has not been provided.)