Nancy Bergeron Nancy@rustonleader.com
Friday, December 3, 2021
Grand jury hands down three local indictments
A Lincoln Parish grand jury has indicted three people in connection with several murders and one attempted murder that took place in September and October, including an incident that occurred at an after-party following Grambling State University’s homecoming football game.
The indictments were handed down Nov. 18.
Fredrion Evans, of Ruston, was indicted for second-degree murder in the Sept. 6 killing of Gary Perry III, in a case presented by 3rd Judicial District Chief Felony Prosecutor Assistant District Attorney Lewis Jones.
Evans, 24, is charged with shooting Perry, 16, in an incident that occurred on Winona Drive at West Tennessee Avenue. Perry was reportedly shot in the stomach inside the residence at 2908 Winona Drive where he had been staying.
Police said Perry’s body had been moved to the street prior to their arrival to match a story told by Evans.
Perry was transferred to Northern Louisiana Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
Evans turned himself in to authorities four days after the shooting.
Brandon Warrick, 33, of Dubach was indicted for second-degree murder in the Oct. 31 killing of his brother, Robert Warrick, in a case also presented by Jones.
The incident hap pened at a residence located in the 100 block of Wynne Street in Dubach.
When Lincoln Parish sheriff ’s deputies arrived, they found Robert Warrick unresponsive inside the residence, suffering from what appeared to be a single stab wound.
Investigators arrested Bradley Warrick after speaking with witnesses.
Dasmey Hart, 17, of Ruston, was indicted in the Oct. 16 second-degree murder of Zelanz French, of Shreveport, and the attempted second-degree murder of D’Nique Walker, also of Shreveport, presented by Felony Prosecutor Assistant District Attorney Tracy Houck.
The shootings took place at Peachland Mo bile Home Park located on U.S. Highway 80 West about 3 miles from Grambling.
Investigators said French and Walker, both 23, were reportedly going to an event at the Hollywood party venue on Shaman Road across the street from the mobile home park when the dispute erupted over a $5 parking fee as French tried to park his vehicle in the mobile home lot.
The party was billed as an after-party, following GSU’s homecoming game earlier that day.
Though Hart is a juvenile, the proceedings are no longer in juvenile court, First Assistant District Attorney Laurie Whitten James said.
She said both the return of the indictment was handled openly in adult court, and the Bill of Indictment filed in open court.