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Two Arrested for Second Degree Murder in New Iberia

(Iberia Parish, LA) – On July 18, 2022, at approximately 3:45 p.m., deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2300 block of Rose Lane regarding an individual being chased by someone with a gun. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a male laying on the ground at a residence located in the 7100 block of Soileau Road. A 40 year old, male was pronounced dead on scene by Acadian Ambulance.

Through investigation by IPSO Bureau of Investigation detectives, witnesses confirmed Eddie Jones striking the deceased several times in the head. Eddie Jones (male, 29 years old) and girlfriend Courtney Gary (female, 25 years old) were located in a residence in the 2300 block of Rose Lane, both were arrested and booked into the Iberia Parish Jail on the following charges:

Eddie LeRoy Jones (29 years old, male)

LA RS 14:30.1 Second Degree Murder
LA RS 14:102.1 Cruelty to Animals
LA RS 14:95.1 Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
LA RS 14:40:966A1 Possession with Intent to Distribute
Schedule 1
LA RS 40:967B Possession – Schedule II Narcotics
LA RS 14:91.13 Illegal Use of Controlled Substance in
Presence of a Juvenile
LA RS 40:982 Second or Subsequent Offenses
LA RS 40:1023C Prohibited Acts – Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia

Courtney Jeanee Gary (25 years old, female)

LA RS 14:24 Principals
LA RS 14:30.1 Second Degree Murder
LA RS 40:966A1 Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule1
LA RS 40:967B Possession – Schedule II Narcotics
LA RS 14:91.13 Illegal Use of Controlled Substance in
Presence of a Juvenile
LA RS 40:1023C Prohibited Acts – Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia

This is an ongoing investigation. Bond has not been set at this time.

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