Second suspect sought in St. Tammany Parish motel murder

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COVINGTON, La. (WGNO) – The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a second suspect in connection with a shooting death at the Green Springs Motel near Covington.  The search for Demetri James is the topic of the latest Wheel of Justice report.

The case started on October 4 when deputies were called to the Green Springs Motel where someone had reported shots being fired. When the arrived, they found 32-year-old Brandon Washington shot to death.

Terry Hookfin
Terry Hookfin

The following day, deputies arrested 27-year-old  Terry Hookfin and booked him with a murder charge.

But by the end of the week, deputies were on the hunt for a second suspect, Demitri James.

James was last known to be in the Covington area. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on James’ whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 985-898-2338 or CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111.

Remember, tipsters who call CrimeStoppers don’t have to reveal their names or testify, and they could earn a cash reward.

So far, more than 320 people have been booked after their cases rolled on the Wheel of Justice.


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