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Dorseyville Park Incident - Tuesday, June 25, 2019

DATE:             TUESDAY, JUNE 25,2019
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS

                        DEQUAN STEWART, GREGORY WASHINGTON, JR. and

                        SHONTUN JOSEPH



NAPOLEONVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrests of Dequan Stewart, 18, of 6113 Highway 308, Paincourtville and Gregory Washington, Jr., 18, of 106 Myles Street, Paincourtville, LA, in connection with an incident of violence which occurred at Dorseyville Park near Paincourtville on June 13, 2019.  Detectives also issued arrest warrants for Shontun Joseph, 17, of 160A Freetown Lane, Belle Rose, LA, in connection with that same incident.


Deputies responded to a local medical facility after an individual reported there for treatment of injuries sustained in an altercation.


Detectives were directed to that facility and determined that the injuries were sustained during an incident at the recreational complex.


Through investigation, it was determined that the victim was present at the park when Dequan Stewart allegedly approached the victim and fired several gunshots at him.  While the victim was not struck by the gunfire, Stewart allegedly beat the victim in the head with the handgun causing the injuries requiring medical treatment.  Shontun Joseph allegedly fired a handgun at the scene as well.


Additionally detectives determined that Gregory Washington and Shontun Joseph left the area in an automobile driven by Washington.


A search warrant was executed on Washington’s home and detectives did seize a quantity of crack cocaine.  Washington was arrested at that time.


The third suspect, Shontun Joseph, is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on charges of:


            *Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

            *Illegal Use of a Weapon


Dequan Stewart was arrested and charged on counts of:


            *Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

            *Aggravated Second Degree Battery

            *Illegal Use of a Weapon


Bond on Stewart was set at $25,000.


Gregory Washington was arrested and booked on charges of:


            *Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine

            *Principal to Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

            *Principal to Aggravated Second Degree Battery


Bond on Washington was set at $115,000.


Both remain incarcerated.



For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


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