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Update: Pearl River man’s death in fight ruled a homicide

Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 | Views: 7594

Update: Pearl River man’s death in fight ruled a homicide
From the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston has reviewed autopsy findings from Jeffery Howell, who died after an altercation near Pearl River on Saturday evening.

Howell, 46, died of blunt force trauma to the head. His manner of death was homicide.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives made two arrests late Saturday night (June 9) subsequent to the incident that occurred along the West Pearl River.

Cameron Alphonso (sae 21) of Slidell, was arrested on one count of LRS 14:31 Manslaughter (Felony).
Alden Kindergran (32) of Slidell, was arrested for one count of LRS 14:103 Disturbing the Peace.
Both men were booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Jeffery Howell, 46, of Pearl River. Autopsy results are pending.
This investigation is still active and ongoing, and additional charges and/or arrests maybe forthcoming.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday (June 9), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an incident that occurred on a sand bar along the West Pearl River just south of the Davis Landing Boat Launch.

When deputies arrived they learned there had been a disturbance at the location between two large groups of individuals, which resulted in a physical altercation.

At some point during that altercation one individual sustained life-threatening injuries and later died.