APSO arrests two in Donaldsonville shooting; searching for another suspect

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
APSO is trying to locate this man, Jarmaine “Big G” Gibson in connection to a shooting in Donaldsonville.

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the whereabouts of 31-year-old Jarmaine Gibson, also known as “Big G,” for his involvement in the homicide of 24-year-old Sylvester Leblanc that occurred Monday night, October 23, on Third Street in Donaldsonville.

According to Lt. Col. Ward Webb, detectives arrested 27-year-old Shawn Burd, of 131 Lillian Drive, Plattenville, for principal to second-degree murder for his involvement in this homicide.

Detectives also arrested 36-year-old Theophilus Joseph, of 1012 St. Patrick Street, Donaldsonville, and he was charged with second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, illegal use of dangerous weapons, two counts possession with the intent to distribute schedule I CDS, and drug paraphernalia.

During the course of the investigation, detectives executed a search warrant on Joseph’s residence and located a quantity of drugs and a digital scale in his possession.

Both men were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where no bond has been set yet.

This case is still under investigation and more information may be available at a later date.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-4636 or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at 235-344-STOP (7868). To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers immediately.

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