A man wanted in connection to a murder last month at an eastern Louisiana business has been caught in Marietta, according to officials with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Agents with the U.S. Marshals Service located 30-year-old Jules Clinton Johnson II on Tuesday afternoon at a Marietta motel. He was taken into custody following a brief foot pursuit, according to Suzanne Carboni, a spokesperson from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Johnson was found in the proximity of Dave & Buster’s off Delk Road, according to Inspector Frank Lempka with the U.S. Marshals Service.
“He was going back and forth from there to the (nearby) Days Inn hotel through a trail in the woods. We arrested him when he left the Dave & Buster’s and was in between there and the hotel,” Lempka said, adding that the arrest occurred at about 6 p.m.
Johnson, who was booked Tuesday evening in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center, will face charges of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon once transferred to the St. Tammany Parish Jail, Carboni said.
The charges stem from an early morning incident on May 19 near Slidell, Louisiana, which is located northeast of New Orleans and west of the Louisiana-Mississippi line. Shortly before 1:30 a.m., St. Tammany deputies were dispatched to a business in reference to a shooting.
Upon arrival, deputies found one victim with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head, who was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital, Carboni said.
That same day, St. Tammany detectives obtained warrants for Johnson’s arrest in connection with the murder.
The New Orleans Advocate, citing other news outlets, reported Thursday the victim’s name was Melvin Webb, 43, with the business identified as Gloria’s Bar.
Thursday’s news of a Louisiana murder suspect found in Cobb follows last week’s report that the suspect in the May 28 death of a Cobb woman had been arrested in New Orleans. The Advocate reported that 25-year-old Miguel Floyd had been picked up on a warrant accusing him of murder.
Floyd was charged in connection to the death of 36-year-old Ericka Stewart, whose body was found in a maroon 2005 Nissan Altima at Caswyck Trail Apartments off Favor Road, just south of Osborne High School.