Two Arrests Made in LaPlace Deadly Armed Robbery

Updated @ 12:45 p.m.

The second suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery and homicide in LaPlace has turned himself in to police.  22-year-old Charles Mcquarter III is accused of killing a LaPlace store owner and injuring his wife in an armed robbery Tuesday afternoon.  Another suspect, Dracier Dewey, 22, confessed to his involvement yesterday.

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(WGNO) – One man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery and homicide in LaPlace that killed a man and critically injured his wife, according to police.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office says Dracier Dewey, 22, of Homewood Place in Reserve was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after he called police and confessed to his involvement in the crime.

Detectives arrested Dewey on a judicial court ordered arrest warrant and booked him with principal to armed robbery, principal to first-degree murder, and principal to attempted first-degree murder.

Steve Finkbeiner and his wife Connie owned the LaPlace Feed and Supply store on Sleepy Redwood Street. They both were shot Tuesday afternoon in a botched armed robbery at their store.  Steve died at the scene.

The second suspect, 22-year-old Charles Mcquarter III remains at large.

Mcquarter is considered armed and dangerous. He is 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. His hair is shorter than in the picture.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Charles Mcquarter III is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS (8477), Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111, or emergency law enforcement by dialing 911.

Dewey bond has not been set at this time.

22-year-old Charles Mcquarter III is wanted for his involvement in an armed robbery and homicide at a LaPlace store

Charles Mcquarter III

Dracier Dewey

Dracier Dewey