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St. Helena murder suspects in custody after deputy pursuit results in crash west of Amite

Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 8:30 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2022 at 10:10 AM CST
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AMITE, La. (WVUE) - Two murder suspects from St. Helena Parish are in custody after a deputy pursuit results in the suspects’ vehicle crashing in neighboring Tangipahoa Parish, Chief Jimmy Travis of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Travis said that the suspects crashed their vehicle on Puleston Road Monday night, located west of Amite and south of Highway 16.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says that the suspects crashed on Puleston Road west of Amite
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says that the suspects crashed on Puleston Road west of Amite(Google Maps)

“It’s my understanding they crashed as the result of a vehicle pursuit and are now in custody,” Travis said. “One of the suspects is seriously injured.”

St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s deputies had been searching for 25-year-old Tyrone Henderson and 24-year-old Percy Lee III in recent days. Tangipahoa Parish deputies got involved in a pursuit with the two suspects as they stopped their vehicle for a traffic stop on Bennett Road Northwest of Amite.

The two were wanted as suspects in a murder on Horseshoe Road in St. Helena Parish.

Days ago, a third suspect in the case, Dedrick Henderson, 23, was arrested in Orleans Parish.

Dedrick Henderson
Dedrick Henderson(St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Department)

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The St. Helena sheriff’s office confirmed the two suspects were in the car at the time of the crash and say multiple people were thrown from it during the crash.

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