UPDATE: Four Suspects Arrested, Fifth Sought in Tallulah Murder

UPDATE TUESDAY 8:40 p.m. -- Four people are in custody for a murder earlier this month in Tallulah. Now police are searching for a fifth suspect.

The Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office and detectives with the Louisiana State Bureau of Investigations are asking for the public’s help in locating the 5th suspect in the murder of 27-year-old Jamary Quincy Wafer of Kent, Washington.

Louisiana State Police said the five suspects were transporting drugs and made a stop in Tallulah. 

"These drugs were allegedly on their way to Alabama when some of them were stolen and we believe this murder was a retaliation for the drug theft and they've got ties to the Mexican Cartel," said Trooper Albert Paxton with Louisiana State Police Troop F.

The 5th suspect is Harold Brinkley. Brinkley is a 25-year-old black male weighing 168 pounds and is 5’9” tall. Brinkley’s last known residence is in Dallas, Texas. Brinkley has ties to California, Washington, Arizona and New Mexico. Brinkley uses the alias “Yella Boy.” Brinkley is considered dangerous. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Brinkley is asked to call their local authorities.

The 4 other suspects have been taken into custody through the assistance of the FBI South Town Gang Task Force in Tacoma, Washington, the U.S. Marshalls Service, the Dallas Police Department, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department in San Antonio, Texas, the Washington State Police, the Utah State Police and the Iron County Sheriff’s Office in Utah. The U.S. Marshalls Office in Dallas, Texas and the Dallas Police Department were able to identify all 5 of the suspects after recovering one of the suspects’ vehicles. The Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office located the second vehicle on an abandoned road off of Interstate 20 on Tuesday April 15.

Authorities have located and arrested, 28-year-old Kyle Everhart and 25-year-old Joshua Walker. Both Everhart and Walker are from the Tacoma, Washington area. Everhart was arrested on Tuesday April 22 by FBI South Town Gang Task Force agents in Tacoma. Walker turned himself in to the FBI office in Tacoma on Wednesday April 23. A third suspect, 34-year-old Antoine Newton, was taken into custody by authorities in his home town of San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday April 23. Utah State Police and the Iron County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28-year-old Zeland Adams of Washington yesterday afternoon on Interstate 15 in Iron County Utah. Adams surrendered after leading police on a high speed pursuit and then holding a small child hostage for 5 hours.

Now, Madison Parish deputies and LSP are traveling across the country to extradite all four back to Madison Parish.

"Our investigators and Madison Parish investigators are actually in Utah right now, questioning Zeland Adams," Paxton said.

On Monday, April 14, 2014, Jamary Quincy Wafer was found dead, lying face down, shot and partially burned on Tampa Street in Tallulah, Louisiana. The investigation into the matter has revealed, on April 13, the victim along with the 5 suspects checked into the Days Inn located in Tallulah, Louisiana. The suspects along with the victim arrived in two separate vehicles at approximately the same time. Investigators have also recovered physical evidence from the motel room and the scene where the body was discovered that led investigators to the suspects. The evidence analysis is continuing at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.

“This is a great example of what law enforcement can accomplish when we unite for a common purpose” stated Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent.

"Louisiana, Texas, Utah, Nevada, California and Washington and probably some agencies I don't even know about were involved," Paxton said.

If citizens have information on suspicious activities, the Louisiana State Police online reporting system is available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form.

Citizens can access the form by visiting www.lsp.org and clicking the Suspicious Activity link. That form is then submitted anonymously to the appropriate investigators.

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