The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says that the discovery of human remains in a wooded area this week has led to two arrests for murder.
Sheriff Soignet advised that on February 24, 2021, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office Detectives located human remains in the 5200 block of North Bayou Black Drive.
Soignet says that detectives have been working closely with Morgan City Police Department and Lafayette Sheriff ‘s Office detectives after receiving information of a murder that occurred in Gibson, LA. Through the investigation, detectives were led to the area in the 5200 block of North Bayou Black Drive. At this location, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office detectives, with the assistance of Morgan City Police Department and Patterson Police Department K9 division located the buried remains of a man.
Louisiana State University FACES lab was contacted and assisted with the recovery of the human remains. The identity of the individual is not being released at this time, pending DNA confirmation from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office detectives secured arrest warrants for the following individuals: Alvin Fitch (34 years of age, residing in Morgan City, LA) one count of First degree murder; Christopher Martin (34 years of age residing in Berwick, LA) one count of First Degree Murder; Chance Boudreaux (26 years of age residing in Morgan City, LA) one count of Accessory after the Fact to First Degree Murder.
With the Assistance of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, Christopher Martin and Alvin Fitch were taken into custody and are both held without bond for First Degree Murder. Chance Boudreaux was already in custody in Morgan City and booked for Accessory after the Fact to First Degree Murder and is being held on $500,000 bond.
Sheriff Soignet advised that this is still an active investigation and more arrests are likely. Sheriff Soignet advised he will hold a press conference once the investigation is complete.
More information on the arrest of Fitch and Martin are below.
Two St. Mary Parish men have been arrested on murder charges related to an investigation in Terrebonne Parish.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office says that 34-year-old Alvin Fitch of Morgan City and 34-year-old Christopher Martin of Berwick were arrested on Wednesday, February 24 on warrants from the Terrebonne Sheriff's Office for first degree murder.
The Sheriff's Office did not disclose details about the murder investigation.
Along with being arrested on warrants from Terrebonne, Martin and Fitch were also arrested and booked into the St. Mary Parish Jail on multiple drug charges.
Deputies say that Fitch was apprehended following a traffic stop in Bayou Vista at the intersection of Delmar and Venus Streets. He was booked into the St. Mary Parish Jail on the following charges:
- Possession of firearm or carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon
- Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute
- Possession of clonazepam
- Possession of cocaine
- Illegal use/possession/control of weapons-crime of violence/CDS
- Monetary instrument abuse
- Possession of marijuana
The Sheriff's Office says Fitch was then transferred to another agency.
Detectives and officers with the Berwick Police Department located Martin on Wednesday night at a residence on Oregon Street.
The Sheriff's Office says that drugs and drug paraphernalia allegedly belonging to Martin were found in the home. He was taken to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center and booked on the following:
- Possession of schedule I (heroin),
- Possession of schedule II (methamphetamine),
- Possession of drug paraphernalia.
Martin remains in the St. Mary Parish Jail. No bail has been set.
Sheriff Blaise Smith says that multi-agency cooperation from detectives with the Morgan City Police Department, Terrebonne Sheriff's Office, Berwick Police Department, and the SMPSO Narcotics Section led to the apprehension and arrest of Alvin Fitch and Christopher Martin.
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