District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, a St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury indicted three persons in the case of a murder that occurred in Lacombe. The body was driven to and disposed of in Santa Rosa County, Florida.
- Patrick Earl McCarty, II, age 36 and of Slidell, was indicted on the charges of second degree murder, obstruction of justice and 2 counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.
- Jason Robert James, age 37 and of Lacombe, was indicted on the charges of second degree-murder and obstruction of justice.
- Aarin Navarre, age 17 and of Slidell, was indicted on the charge of second-degree murder. He was a juvenile at the time but is being tried as an adult. No image is available.
Detective Julie Boyton with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and Assistant District Attorney Iain Dover presented the case to the grand jury. The District Attorney expressed his thanks to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office for their cooperation and assistance.