Rondell Maurice Dewey, 21, of Reserve was arrested Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in connection to a shooting that resulted in the death of Colay McCovery, 18, of Reserve. Based on investigation, St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives obtained a judicial warrant for Dewey’s arrest, and he was charged with second degree murder (felony).
On Saturday, January 27, 2018, about 11:50 a.m., deputies responded to East 27th and Farlough streets in Reserve after a resident reported a body found in a ditch. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a male subject in a ditch. The subject, later identified as Colay McCovery, had sustained gunshot wounds to the body.
Dewey is being held in custody in lieu of a $750,000 bond.
This is an ongoing investigation.
â€œI appreciate all the people who helped us with this case, but we still need assistance,â€ Sheriff Mike Tregre said. â€œWe need more help from the public.â€
Anyone with information regarding this incident, please speak up. Call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at https://stjohnsheriff.org/crime-arrests/crime-tips/
A $5,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect or suspects responsible for the shooting death of Colay McCovery.