NEW ROADS — The 25-year-old man wanted in the attempted murder of the man who shot and killed a deputy U.S. Marshal more than a week ago was booked into the Pointe Coupee Parish Jail on Tuesday after a brief stint in the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail.
Darius Lee Williams, 6054 St. Gerard Ave., Baton Rouge, was transferred to Pointe Coupee after his arrest in Baton Rouge over a month ago for a probation violation.
At the time of his arrest, Williams was a suspect in a Jan. 15 shooting at a New Roads gas station. Police say he shot at Jamie Croom after the two men got into a verbal argument—mostly likely stemming from an ongoing feud between their families.
That feud culminated Mardi Gras night when Croom allegedly shot and killed Lechelle Rita Williams, 42, Darius’ mother, and her brother Sinica Lee Williams, 38, outside the Sugar Shack in New Roads.
Capt. Steve Juge, with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office, said Tuesday that Darius Williams was booked into the parish jail on attempted second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, illegal use of a weapon and possession of a firearm on the premises of an alcohol beverage outlet resulting from the Jan. 15 incident.
Juge said he is being held on a $210,000 bond.
Croom’s sister previously said the Croom/Williams feud was sparked by a break-in at her grandmother’s house several months ago that she claimed Darius Williams was involved in.
However, Darius’ aunt has denied her brother or nephew were involved in the incident.