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Fourth arrest made in West Pearl River murder case

Thomas Jones is the fourth person arrested in the murder case of a man killed during a fight in West Pearl River. (Source: STPSO) Thomas Jones is the fourth person arrested in the murder case of a man killed during a fight in West Pearl River. (Source: STPSO)
ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

Deputies arrested another man in connection with the deadly incident in Pearl River that occurred Saturday evening.

Thomas Jones, 23, of Pearl River was booked into the St. Tammany Jail on Tuesday.

A warrant was issued for Jones’ arrest Monday and he was located Tuesday morning by detectives with the assistance of members of the STPSO Marine Division at a camp on the West Pearl River, where he was taken into custody without incident. He was also booked on an unrelated contempt of court warrant for non-support in the amount of $7,052.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested another individual in connection with the deadly incident that occurred Saturday evening along the West Pearl River.  Detectives have also increased the charges against an individual previously arrested.

 Blaine Manalle, 20, of Slidell, was arrested Monday evening for one count of second-degree murder. She was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an incident that occurred on a sand bar along the West Pearl River just south of the Davis Landing Boat Launch.

When deputies arrived they learned there had been a disturbance at the location between two large groups of individuals, which resulted in a physical altercation.

Jeffery Howell, 46, of Pearl River, died as a result of injuries he sustained in that altercation.

Sunday morning, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested two Slidell men in connection with the incident.

Cameron Alphonso, 21, of Slidell, was arrested on one count of manslaughter and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

Alden Kindergran, 22, of Slidell, was arrested for one count of disturbing the peace. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail and was released Sunday afternoon on a $750 bond.

The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy Monday morning, ruling the death a homicide and listing the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head.

When deputies arrived they learned there had been a disturbance at the location between two large groups of individuals, which resulted in a physical altercation.

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