Homicide suspect from Thibodaux could be hiding out in Baton Rouge

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:30am

The Thibodaux Police Department is seeking a homicide suspect who could be hiding out in the Capital City.

“This is the first homicide for the year in our area,” David Melancon, Thibodaux Police Department, said. “Detectives caught wind that the suspect could be in Baton Rouge and we need the public's help to track him down.”

We’re told Jocobe Henderson, 21, of Thibodaux is wanted for the second-degree murder of Douglas Edward Turner, 26. Anonymous tipsters told police that Henderson formerly attended school in Baton Rouge and has family living in the area. For that reason, they believe he could be here seeking refuge.

Henderson is accused of stabbing Turner during an altercation over the weekend. It happened on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 2:30 a.m. on Sanders Street in Thibodaux. When officers arrived on scene, the suspect was gone, but witnesses pointed to Henderson as the individual responsible. At this time detectives are unsure of the connection between Henderson and Tuner prior to the altercation.

A warrant has been issued for Henderson’s arrest and a $1,000,000 bond has been set.

If you or anyone you know has information as to the whereabouts of Jocobe Henderson, please contact the Thibodaux Police Department at (985) 448-5846. If you are in the Baton Rouge area, you can also contact Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.

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