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.
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