BAKER — Police investigating a Monday burglary arrested three people, including a suspect in a murder case who was free on bail and wearing an ankle-monitoring bracelet, Police Chief Mike Knaps said.
Derrick S. Lucas, 18, 2602 Boxwood Drive, Baker, was identified through eyewitness accounts as one of three suspects in the burglary of a Balm Street residence, Knaps said.
Lucas was free on bail after being arrested on a count of second-degree murder in the August slaying of Joshua Weathersby, whose body was discovered in a wooded area off La. 19 and Ray Weiland Drive in Baker.
Lucas was booked at Parish Prison early Wednesday, along with Stevon Jones and Broderick Morgan, on one count each of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and criminal damage to property.
Morgan, 20, 2911 Circle Drive, and Jones, 17, 8003 Biscayne Drive, also were booked with two counts each of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
Knaps said the two left stolen property with two juveniles that detectives later recovered.
The police chief said records show Lucas, since his arrest in the homicide, also was arrested again on a criminal trespass count while free on bail.