Reese Plaisance

Ascension Parish authorities have arrested a Gonzales man on a count of second-degree murder in an early morning stabbing Friday.

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office deputies received a call that someone was shot on Denham Road in Gonzales shortly after midnight Friday morning, but arrived to find a male, whose identity has not been released, was stabbed in the chest. The male was transported to a nearby hospital but died soon after.

Investigators believe Reese Plaisance, 31, stabbed the man for unknown reasons. He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on Friday. Bail had not yet been set.