DONALDSONVILLE — The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people in connection with July 3 exchanges of gunfire in Donaldsonville.
The conflict began in the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant in Donaldsonville and carried over to an Elizabeth Street residence later that night, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.
On July 7, deputies arrested Demetrius Christopher Williams, 21, 1108 S. Hempshire St., Gonzales, and Anthony Marquette Clark, 20, 205 E. Roosevelt St., Gonzales, both booked with one count of attempted second-degree murder, five counts of criminal damage to property, illegal use of a weapon, and disturbing the peace.
Williams and Clark were being held in the Ascension Parish Jail. Bond has been set at $290,000 each.
On Tuesday, a third man, Malcolm Oliver, 22, 201 Madewood St., Donaldsonville, surrendered to authorities, and was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on counts of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, disturbing the peace and aggravated assault in connection with the shootings.
Bond had not been set for Oliver as of late Wednesday.
Deputies are still searching for a fourth man, Larry Earl Miles, 22, 924 Elizabeth St., Donaldsonville, in connection with the incidents, and are trying to identify a fifth man believed to also have been involved in the shooting.
Deputies recovered nearly 40 spent handgun and rifle rounds July 3 in the McDonald’s restaurant parking lot. No one was injured there, but one parked vehicle was hit by a bullet, authorities said.
A bullet hit one bystander at the Elizabeth Street crime scene, where deputies recovered about 20 spent rounds, and four vehicles were damaged. The victim was treated at a hospital and released. Deputies also discovered that Williams had been shot in the arm, apparently during the incident.
Anyone with information on Miles’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-4636 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.