Gonzales man charged with second degree murder

Staff Reports
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

A Gonzales man has been arrested and charged with second degree murder after reportedly running over a man with a vehicle.

Johnnie McMeller, 65, 215 N. Roscoe St. in Gonzales, was taken into custody at the scene Sunday night. The victim, Randall Youngblood, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to reports, the to men were traveling together in a vehicle when it abruptly stopped at the corner of West Worthy and Quiet streets. Both men exited the vehicle, and a altercation ensued. McMeller, the driver, returned to the vehicle, put it in reverse and ran over Youngblood, after Youngblood began hitting the car with a piece of metal.

The investigation is still ongoing.