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Suspect shot Gibson man over drugs; 3 arrested

Kyle Cedotal (Source: TPSO) Kyle Cedotal (Source: TPSO)
Tiffany Dardar, 30 (Source: TPSO) Tiffany Dardar, 30 (Source: TPSO)
Joshua Babin (Source: TPSO) Joshua Babin (Source: TPSO)
GIBSON, LA (WVUE) -

Officers made three arrests in connection to the shooting death of a man found slumped over in his car in Gibson.

The body of Robert Swan, 24, was discovered Wednesday morning in the 4700 block of Bayou Black Drive.

On Thursday, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office detectives received information that a suspect, Kyle Cedatol, was in the same area with his girlfriend, Tiffany Dardar. 30.

Detectives conducted surveillance of a residence on Highway 316 in Gray and saw the couple getting into a red Ford Mustang. Officers followed the car to the area of Highway 90 near Chacahoula.

Deputies say they pulled the vehicle over and Cedotal ran into the marsh with a backpack. A TPSO K-9 followed the suspect, where he was quickly apprehended.

Cedotal was carrying three firearms and illegal drugs, deputies said.

He was treated for a dog bite and taken to a local hospital.

The driver of the Mustang and Cedotal's girlfriend, who was in the back seat, were taken into custody.

Dardar was arrested for accessory after the fact to second-degree murder and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Her bond was set at $500,000.

The driver was determined not be involved in the shooting and was released.

Cedatol was later arrested for one count of second-degree murder, possession of a firearm in the presence of a CDS, three counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS 2 and one count of possession with intent to distribute CDS 1, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bond has been set at $1,000,000.

One of Cedatol's friends was also arrested. Joshua Babin, 21, was charged with one count of accessory after the fact to second-degree murder. His bond was seat at $100,000.

All three suspects remain in the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.

An autopsy confirmed that Swan died from a single gunshot wound, according to investigators.

Detectives believe the motive for the murder appears to be related to drugs.

A firearm used in the shooting was also recovered, officer said.

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