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Two arrested in shooting death in Ponchatoula on Thursday

Two arrested in shooting death in Ponchatoula on Thursday
Posted: Apr 15, 2018
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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From Ponchatoula Police:
PONCHATOULA, LA- Chief Bry Layrisson reports the arrests of two individuals involved in a shooting that occurred on President Hoover Street in the Ponchatoula city limits on April 12, 2018 around 10:30pm that resulted in the death of 46-year-old Darian W. Williams.

Upon investigation and speaking with witnesses, detectives learned that on the above date, Crayton Dillion, 28, and 33-year-old Kenyatta Spears arranged for an exchange of controlled dangerous substances with the victim on President Hoover Street. When Williams arrived in the area, Kenyatta Spears and Crayton Dillion approached the vehicle that he was driving. During the negotiations, Dillion presented a .40 caliber handgun in an attempt to rob Williams. This resulted in Dillion shooting Williams multiple times. Spears was arrested on the scene for Principle to First Degree Murder.

Crayton Dillion fled the scene of the crime, but detectives quickly learned of his involvement. The Ponchatoula Police Department, with the help of multiple agencies, located Dillion in the Baton Rouge area on the morning of April 13, 2018, and were able to apprehend him. He will be charged with First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery with a Firearm, and Carrying of Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Dillion is also on parole for Simple Robbery. The investigation is still ongoing.

Chief Layrisson would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance with this case to make sure that the offenders were taken off of the streets quickly: Probation and Parole, Hammond Police Department, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, The Office of Homeland Security Task Force, and the Attorney General’s Office.

*At this time, authorities have released the attached photo of Crayton Dillion. No photo of Kenyatta Spears has been made available to media as of Sunday night.
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