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Man wanted in connection with July homicide in New Iberia arrested

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Posted at 8:53 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 23:26:00-05

The man wanted in connection with a New Iberia homicide in July has been arrested.

New Iberia Police says the arrest of 27-year-old Jarrell Colbert happened on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Colbert has been wanted since July 29, in reference to the homicide that occurred in the 900 block of Lynn Circle.

In that incident police found a man, identified as Quitin Collins, in the backyard of a home suffering from a gunshot wound. Collins was pronounced dead at the scene.

Colbert is being held at the Iberia Parish Jail on the following charges:

  • One (1) Count of Second-Degree Murder
  • Illegal Use of Weapons
  • Carrying of Firearm by Convicted Felon

Colbert is also being held on a parole violation.

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