Monroe murder suspect thought to have been in Jonesville area apprehended

Published 11:44 am Monday, March 4, 2024

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MONROE, La. — A man wanted for murder in Monroe who had been seen in Jonesville possibly driving toward Ferriday on Saturday has been apprehended in Northeast Louisiana.

Ferriday Police Department shared that the murder suspect Kevontay Haynes had been apprehended on social media.

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Haynes, 26, who had been on the run from first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charges reportedly surrendered himself to law enforcement on Monday morning.

Ferriday Police Chief Sam King said he had been tracked to nearby Jonesville over the weekend and alerted the Ferriday community.

“We’d tracked him to Jonesville for sure. I’m not sure if he had ever made it to Ferriday or not.

We’d just heard that he’d turned himself in at Richwood Police Department and wanted to put it out there to put the public’s mind at ease,” King said.

Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office also shared on social media and the CPSO mobile app that Haynes was seen driving a dark green 2017 Toyota Camry with Texas tags and that he should be considered extremely dangerous.