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Mississippi Murder Suspect Arrested in Morgan City

On November 7, 2019, Morgan City Detectives were contacted by Investigators from St. Mary Sheriff’s Office in reference to receiving information about Jose Angel Melendez-Dazilla possibly being in the Morgan City Area. Jose Angel Melendez-Dazilla was currently wanted for First Degree Murder in Jones County in Mississippi. Investigators learned of an address on 8th St. in Morgan City Jose Angel Melendez-Dazilla frequently visit.  Investigators from the Morgan City Police Department, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Office made contact with the residents and learned Jose Angel Melendez-Dazilla had barricaded himself in a closet inside the residence. After a brief standoff, Jose Angel Melendez-Dazilla surrendered. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration pending extradition back to Mississippi.