Man kills wife, son in early morning double homicide

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Ronald Green, Sr.

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Detectives are currently investigating a double homicide that occurred early this morning in Lakeway Cove Subdivision in Gonzales, according to Chief Deputy Tony Bacala.

Shortly before 2 a.m., the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office received a call from a person who indicated that Ronald Green Sr. had called her and said that he had killed his wife and son and planned to jump off of a Mississippi River Bridge.

Because Green’s home was in Ascension Parish, at 2:01 a.m., East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office notified the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and deputies were sent to the home to investigate.

When deputies arrived at the home, they found the front door glass shattered and they immediately entered the home.  Inside, the deputies found Dewona Green, 40, and Ronald Green Jr., 12, dead in a bedroom of the home.  Both had been shot.

All area law enforcement agencies were alerted to the possibility that Ronald Green Sr. had jumped from a bridge and soon afterwards his car was found abandoned and still running on top of the Veterans Memorial Bridge in St. John Parish.

Bacala said that it is most likely that Green followed through on his stated intention to jump from the bridge, but “we are pursuing the case as though he is still alive.”  Chief Bacala added that an arrest warrant for Ronald Green’s apprehension has been secured, charging him with two counts of first-degree murder and violation of a protective order.

According to Chief Bacala, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Unit assisted Dewona Green in obtaining a temporary restraining order against Ronald Green Sr. late last week after she reported a disturbance between her and Ronald.  On April 11, Ronald Green Sr. was served with the restraining order at the home in Lakeway Cove and deputies stood-by until he gathered up his clothes and left.  Before he left, he was warned that if he returned to the home or attempted to contact Dewona, he would be arrested for violation of the protective order.

Chief Bacala indicated that a criminal history inquiry on Ronald Green Sr. shows that he was arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish on April 12, 2014 for Violation of Protective Orders but the details about what led to that arrest have not yet been reviewed. 

This investigation is ongoing and more information may be available at a later time.