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Sunset man accused of negligent homicide

Posted at 4:51 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 17:54:48-04

ST LANDRY PARISH, La. - A 48-year-old Sunset man is accused of negligent homicide following a fight.

According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, on June 9, 2020, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the 1400 block of Chretien Point Road in reference to a body found in a drainage ditch.

Through the course of the investigation it was learned that the victim, identified as Donny Jacobs, was involved in a fistic altercation with Frederick Thomas, an hour prior.

A witness who called into 911 described Donny Jacobs as lying motionless in the drainage ditch adjacent to Chretien Point Road. Investigations revealed that Frederick Thomas was present during the discovery of Donny Jacobs' body and refused to exit his vehicle to render aid to Jacobs. Frederick Thomas also instructed his girlfriend to call 911 as he stayed in his vehicle, insisting that Donny Jacobs was breathing, according to the Sheriff.

Autopsy results revealed Donny Jacobs had severe bruising and swelling to the facial area, including lacerations to the ear and head, a cracked rib and a broken Hyoid bone on the right side of his neck.

On August 7, 2020, Frederick Thomas was arrested on the charge of negligent homicide and transported to St. Landry Parish Jail for booking and processing.

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