Fourth arrest made in Covington motel homicide

Fourth arrest made in Covington motel homicide

COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) - The man police believe pulled the trigger in a St. Tammany Parish motel homicide was arrested Tuesday.

St. Tammany Parish investigators arrested Demetri James, 19, of Covington and charged him with first-degree murder.

On Tuesday, October 4th, the sheriff's office responded to a 911 reporting gunshots at the Green Springs Motel on Highway 21 in Covington. When deputies arrived, they found Brandon Washington, 32, shot to death inside a motel room.

Police say Terry Hookfin, 27, Tyreek Sandifer, 18, Devin Decoud 37, and James, all went to the Green Springs Motel on October 4 to rob Washington.

At some point during the robbery, police say James shot Washington to death.

James, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

All four suspects are from Covington, Louisiana, and are charged with first-degree murder. They are all being held at the St. Tammany Parish Jail. A bond has yet to be set.

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