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More Arrests Made in North Simmons Street Homicide

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Lake Charles, La. – On Thursday, two more suspects were arrested in connection with the shooting death of 31-year-old Gary Obrien on Monday, July 17, at 409 North Simmons Street.

On July 19, investigators obtained arrest warrants for 23-year-old Devonta Deywane Oprhey, and 25-year-old Devin Jalmal Holefield, both of Lake Charles. They are both charged with 1st degree murder, 3 counts of armed robbery, and 3 counts of armed robbery with a firearm. Bonds are set at $1,200,000.00 each.

The U.S. Marshals Service located and arrested Orphey and Holyfield at the Landmark Apartment Complex in Waco, Texas on Thursday, July 20, at approximately 12 p.m. Both men are awaiting extradition to Lake Charles from the McLennan County Jail in Waco, Texas, said a media release from Lt. Kevin Kirkum.

Jermyre J. Bowers was one of the original suspects arrested on Monday, and he’s charged for obstruction of justice, and also first degree murder, 3 counts of armed robbery, and 3 counts of armed robbery with a firearm. His bond is set at $25,000 for the obstruction of justice charge, and $700,000 for the other charges.

Courtesy of CPSO: Justin D. Landry pictured.
Courtesy of CPSO: Justin D. Landry pictured.

LCPD investigators have requested a judge to recall the first degree murder warrant used to arrest Justin D. Landry, so that he can be released from jail. After further investigation, detectives learned they were given wrong information about Landry’s involvement with the homicide. Kirkum also said, “Investigators will determine if the information was given as means to obstruct the investigation or because the witness made a mistaken identity.”

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