On Friday, June 20, 2014, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested DeQuan Brown, 19, of Mercury Lane in Reserve in connection with the murder of Meshach Mason in Reserve in August 2013.  Evidence collected in the investigation and the persistent efforts of detectives led to identifying Brown as a suspect in the investigation.  Detectives obtained a judicial ordered arrest warrant for Brown on June 19, 2014.  Detectives arrested and booked DeQuan Brown with second-degree murder.  He remains in custody in lieu of a $550,000.

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.  Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward.