6 indicited in Donaldsonville murder

Staff reports

An Ascension Parish grand jury indicted six men Monday in the July drive-by shooting of a Donaldsonville man. according to information from the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The men were arrested just 30 minutes after the shooting death of 23-year-old Jermaine James of Donaldsonville, District Attorney Anthony Falterman said. Three other men in the car with James were also wounded in the shooting.

The six men indicted inlclude:

• Kelvin Stewart, 25, 1216 Coontrap Road, Gonzales, who was charged with one count of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm with an unidentifiable serial number.

• Brian Stewart, 17, no address available, was charged with one count of principal to first-degree murder, three counts of principal to attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm with an unidentifiable serial number. He is the brother of Kelvin Stewart.

•  Vontrell Steward, 19, was charged with one count of principal to first-degree murder, three counts of principal to attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm with an unidentifiable serial number. He is the nephew of Kelvin and Brian Stewart,

• Joseph Green, 20, 11091 Conner Road, Geismar, was charged with one count of principal to first-degree murder, three counts of principal to attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm with an unidentifiable serial number.

• Jerome Boyd, 19, 407 Chetimatches St., Donaldsonville, was charged with one count of principal to first-degree murder, three counts of principal to attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm with an unidentifiable serial number.

• Deangelo Thomas, 21, 513 N. Marchand Road, Gonzales, was charged with one count of principal to first-degree murder, three counts of principal to attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm with an unidentifiable serial number.

Assistant District Attorney Shawn Bush presented the cases to the grand jury, Falterman said.