A man wanted for second-degree manslaughter in an August death in Oklahoma was arrested in Scott this week. He’s accused of injecting the victim with meth, leading to the victim’s death.
Donovan Dixon, 40, was the last person to see Chester Morris III alive before he was found dead in an apartment bathtub in Elgin, Oklahoma, according to authorities.
The Lafayette City Marshal’s Office announced Dixon’s arrest during a Wednesday press conference. Dixon had been wanted on a warrant in Oklahoma since March 20.
An informant told local authorities that Dixon was in the 100 block of Emerald Drive in Scott, Lafayette City Marshal’s Office spokesman Phil Conrad said.
“We believe there was a friend he knew here,” Conrad said.
The Scott Police Department surveyed the home to confirm Dixon’s identity. He was arrested Monday after he finished cleaning his motorcycle in the front yard, Deputy Marshal Nathan Broussard said.
Dixon is accused of injecting Morris with meth in an attempt to shake him from unconsciousness on Aug. 6, 2014, according to the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation.
Dixon, Morris and two others — Michael Ball, 53, and Cynthia Carlisle, 38 — had been injecting heroin that night at Ball’s apartment, police said.
Ball and Carlisle left the apartment to buy more drugs in a nearby town, while Dixon stayed behind with the unconscious man. That’s when Morris died, authorities said.
Ball didn’t call police until the next morning, after Dixon and Carlisle had left the home.
Ball was booked into the Comanche County Detention Center on one count each of second-degree manslaughter and heroin distribution. Carlisle was booked as a material witness.
Dixon will remain in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center pending extradition proceedings, which could take up to two weeks, according to the Marshal’s Office. He also faces a count of distributing meth.
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