June 25, 2021
Sheriff Tim Soignet advised that Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Detectives have made an additional arrest and have issued an arrest warrant for one more subject in reference to the Troy Taylor Jr homicide that occurred at Cameron Isles Apartments on December 5, 2020.
Sheriff Soignet stated that detectives continued investigating this homicide and obtained information that Joseph Simmons III (28 years of age residing at 214 Paxton St Houma, LA) paid Rondell Dewey (25 years of age residing in Gray, LA) to shoot and kill Troy Taylor Jr. The investigation revealed that Simmons drove Rondell Dewey to Cameron Isles Apartments where Dewey committed the murder and was driven from the scene by Simmons. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives issued arrest warrants for Joseph Simmons II for one count of Solicitation for Murder and Rondell Dewey for one count of First Degree Murder.
Joseph Simmons previously posted at $750,000 bond for Second Degree Murder for this investigation. He was arrested by the United States Marshal’s Service in Patterson, LA on June 25, 2021 without incident and transferred to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex where he is being held on $2,000,000 bond.
Sheriff Soignet asks that anyone with information on the whereabouts of Rondell Dewey to please contact that Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-876-2500 or the Bayou Region Crime Stoppers at 800-743-7433 where you may be eligible for a cash reward.