OPSO: Suspect arrested in murder investigation

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UPDATE: WEST MONROE, La. (2:40 PM) — The bond has been set for the murder suspect that was arrested on Friday.

Jesus Antonio Meija’s has been booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center and his bond has been set at $1 Million.

UPDATE: WEST MONROE, La. (11:31 AM)- Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators say they have arrested the murder suspect and he is currently being booked into OCC.

We will continue to update this article as we receive more information.

WEST MONROE, La. (Press Release) – Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are currently investigating a homicide that occurred in the 100 block of Courtney Street in West Monroe earlier this morning.

Deputies responded to a report of a stabbing at approximately 4:30 a.m. at the location and found the victim deceased.

A warrant has been issued for the suspect, Jesus Antonio Oliva Mejia, charging him with one count of Second Degree Murder.

Mejia is described as a Hispanic male, age 32. He was last seen wearing dark blue shorts. No other description is available at this time.

Courtesy: OPSO

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Mejia is asked to contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200.

The identity of the victim is not being released at this time.

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