UPDATE TO THE FATAL SHOOTING IN EVANGELINE PARISH JULY 1st, 2016.
Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division is still investigating the fatal shooting that occurred back on Friday, July 1, 2016 at the residence of 1023 Cemetery Road in Turkey Creek.
The Case Detective, Sergeant Allen James has been working diligently with Louisiana State Police, United States Marshals, the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Agency, and the Evangeline Parish District Attorney’s Office in an effort to quickly solve this case.
As of today, 8 of the 10 that was originally wanted are in custody. 7 of the 8 are being housed with bond at one of the many Correctional Facilities in the State. One of the 8 (Jeremy Jordon) is currently being detained in the State of Texas on a Federal Probation Warrant. We are awaiting his release to transport back to Louisiana.
On Friday, July 22, 2016, Brian Granger was transported from Kaufman County out of Texas to Louisiana. He was booked into our jail on charges of Accessory After the Fact (2nd Degree Murder). Also a vehicle that was at the scene during the incident was released by Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office and escorted to Louisiana by Deputies. The vehicle is now with the Louisiana State Crime Lab to be processed.
Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Department is still actively seeking the capture of Richard Smith, White/Male, born on May 15, 1970 and Leland Hamm, White/Male, born on May 23, 1974. Both subjects were residing in the area of Turkey Creek prior to the incident. Smith is originally from Arkansas and Hamm is originally from Kansas.
Investigators are still receiving valuable information and encourages the public to continue contacting the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division at 337-363-2161 with any further information. All callers will still remain anonymous.