Murder suspect wanted

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 19, 2007

NATCHEZ — A man reportedly wanted for three murders — including one in Natchez — is suspected to be in the area.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals have issued an arrest warrant for Tyrone Lacaze in connection with the Oct. 22 shooting death of Ronald Jones.

Jones was shot more than 30 times outside Village Square Apartments.

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Maj. Jody Waldrop said Lacaze has been spotted in the Martin Luther King Jr. Road area in recent days and is believed to be staying in the Ferriday area.

“He should be considered armed and dangerous,” Waldrop said.

Waldrop said authorities investigating the murder of Jones — also known as Bo Diddley — began looking for a late model Ford Taurus believed to be the car used in the murder.

Authorities located that vehicle in Ferriday and its driver Antwine King, 18.

King has been arrested and charged as an accessory after the fact.

She was arraigned on Friday and is being held on a $200,000 bond.

Lacaze is wanted for murders outside of Adams County also.

He is from New Orleans and was displaced to Houston after Katrina, and is currently wanted in Houston for two murders.

Waldrop said Houston authorities allege Lacaze killed one man in Houston and killed a witness to that murder. The witness was a 16-year-old girl.

Waldrop said authorities believe that Lacaze is staying in Ferriday with relatives of his associates.

Waldrop described Lacaze as a 21-year-old black male, standing 5’10” weighing 140 pounds.

Lacaze was also last know to wear his hair in dreadlocks and has gold teeth in the front of his mouth.

Most notably Lacaze has several facial tattoos.

Under each of his eyes Lacaze has a teardrop tattoo and either a skull or a bulls eye also tattooed on his face. Waldrop also said Lacaze has one tattoo between his eyes.

With criminal records in both Houston and New Orleans, Waldrop said, Lacaze needs to be taken off the streets. Anyone with information on Lacaze’s whereabouts should call the sheriff’s office or Crime Stoppers at 601-442-5000.