Suspect in Louisiana murder has ties to New Mexico
POSTED: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:28pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 3:18pm
Baton Rouge, LA — A fifth person has been named in connection with an Arpil 14, 2014 Madison Parish, Louisiana murder.
According to the Louisiana State Police, Harold Brinkley, 25, of Dallas, was involved in the murder of Jamary Quincy Wafer, of Kent, Washington. Authorities are asking for the public's help locating him.
Brinkley is described as a black male, 168 pounds and 5 feet 9 inches tall. Brinkley also has ties to California, Washington, Arizona and New Mexico. Brinkley uses the alias “Yella Boy.” Brinkley is considered dangerous. Anyone who knows Brinkley's whereabouts is asked to call their local authorities.
The four other suspects have been taken into custody through the assistance of the FBI South Town Gang Task Force in Tacoma, Washington, the U.S. Marshalls Service, the Dallas Police Department, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department in San Antonio, Texas, the Washington State Police, the Utah State Police and the Iron County Sheriff’s Office in Utah. The U.S. Marshal's Office in Dallas, Texas and the Dallas Police Department were able to identify all five of the suspects after recovering one of the suspects’ vehicles.
The Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office located the second vehicle on an abandoned road off of Interstate 20 on Tuesday, April 15. Authorities have located and arrested, Kyle Everhart, 28, and Joshua Walker, 25. Both Everhart and Walker are from the Tacoma, Washington area.
Everhart was arrested on Tuesday, April 22 by FBI South Town Gang Task Force agents in Tacoma. Walker turned himself in to the FBI office in Tacoma on Wednesday April 23.
A third suspect, Antoine Newton, 34, was taken into custody by authorities in his home town of San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday, April 23. Utah State Police and the Iron County Sheriff’s Office arrested Zeland Adams, 28, of Washington, Sunday afternoon on Interstate 15 in Iron County Utah. Adams surrendered after leading police on a high speed pursuit and then holding a small child hostage for 5 hours.
The victim was found dead, lying face down, shot and partially burned on Tampa Street in Tallulah, Louisiana. Investigators believe he was killed after the six people involved check into the local Days Inn.
The suspects and victim arrived in two vehicles at around the same time. Detectives were able to recover evidence from the motel room and the scene where the body was discovered that led investigators to the alleged criminals. The evidence analysis is continuing at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.
Authorities believe the murder resulted from stolen drugs in route to Alabama. Everhart is a known drug dealer with ties to Tallulah, Louisiana. The drugs and the suspects have ties to a Mexican Drug Cartel. Authorities have reason to believe that the murder of Wafer was retaliation for the stolen drugs.