Dakota Theriot, suspect in 5 killings in Louisiana, arrested in Virginia




 

A 21-year-old Louisiana man wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of his parents and three other people was arrested in Virginia, authorities said Sunday.

Dakota Theriot will be transported from Richmond County to Ascension Parish in Louisiana and booked on two counts of first-degree murder, home invasion and illegal use of weapons, Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre and Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said in a statement.

Authorities say the suspect fatally shot Billy Ernest, 43, his son Tanner, 17, and daughter Summer, 20, in their Livingston Parish home early Saturday before driving to his parents home. A short time later, Ascension Parish deputies were called to the couple's trailer in the city of Gonzales, where they found Dakota's parents, Elizabeth Theriot, and Keith Theriot, both 51, with gunshot wounds.

One of the victims was able to identify Dakota as the shooter, Webre said Saturday. Both victims died a short time later.

Webre said Dakota Theriot had lived with his parents briefly but had been asked to leave and not return.

Ard said Theriot had recently been in a relationship with Summer Ernest. Crystal DeYoung, Billy Ernest's sister, told the Associated Press that she believes Theriot and Summer Ernest had just begun dating.

"My family met him last weekend at a birthday party and didn't get good vibes from him," DeYoung said. "My mom is a good judge of character and she just thought he was not good."

Webre said Theriot did not have a police record in Ascension Parish, but he did have run-ins with law enforcement in St. John, St. Charles and Jefferson parishes.

The Ernests' neighbor, Charlene Bordelon, told The Advocate the two youngest children in the Ernest family fled to her home after the shooting. Bordelon said the two children, both under 8 years old, were not wounded. Bordelon called 911 after the children told her their father, brother and sister were dead.

"She was terrified," Bordelon said of the little girl, tears welling in her eyes. "It's so heartbreaking."

Contributing: Kristin Askelson, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Dakota Theriot, suspect in 5 killings in Louisiana, arrested in Virginia

COMMENTS

More Related News

Trump Ally Loses Bid to Unseat Louisiana Democratic Governor
Trump Ally Loses Bid to Unseat Louisiana Democratic Governor

(Bloomberg) -- Democrat John Bel Edwards won re-election as governor of Louisiana on Saturday, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump who campaigned aggressively to support challenger Eddie Rispone, a Republican who fashioned his campaign as a referendum on the president.Edwards won with 51% of the votes, according to a results portal on the Louisiana secretary of state's website, a margin of about 40,000 votes. Turnout was 50.7% against 40.2% in the state's previous election for governor in 2015. It followed an election day in which the president urged Republicans via Twitter to get out and vote. The Louisiana race provided the latest litmus test of Trump's popularity before the 2020...

Louisiana
Louisiana's John Bel Edwards wins reelection to remain Deep South's only Democratic governor

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will remain the only Democratic governor in the Deep South despite an all-out effort by President Donald Trump.

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards Defies Trump Opposition to Win Re-Election in Louisiana
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards Defies Trump Opposition to Win Re-Election in Louisiana

Jonathan Bachman/GettyLouisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, has won re-election in the state's runoff election, defeating Republican challenger Eddie Rispone and fending off an effort by President Trump to turn the office red. The Associated Press announced Edwards' narrow victory a few hours after the polls closed, and several local news outlets reported that Rispone had called Edwards to concede. Edwards thanked supporters at a victory rally late Saturday where he appeared to acknowledge Trump's presence in the race, saying, "And as for the president, God bless his heart." Rispone, after his loss, reportedly urged his supporters to give Trump a round of applause, saying, "That...

The Latest: Rispone: Disappointed at loss, but thankful too
The Latest: Rispone: Disappointed at loss, but thankful too

Republican Eddie Rispone says he's disappointed at losing the Louisiana governor's race but he's thankful for his family and supporters and vowed to continue to work to improve the state. Rispone spoke late Saturday in Baton Rouge after losing to the incumbent, Democrat John Bel Edwards. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has appeared before a crowd of supporters and declared victory in a tight race for reelection.

Trump pushing for GOP candidate Eddie Rispone to unseat John Bel Edwards in Louisiana governor
Trump pushing for GOP candidate Eddie Rispone to unseat John Bel Edwards in Louisiana governor's race

Voters will decide between Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican businessman Eddie Rispone in Saturday's Louisiana governor election.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

  • StevGuaw
    (2019-05-11 01:25:14Z)

    Macrobid On Sale The Wrekin viagra online pharmacy Propecia Marsans

    REPLY
  • StevGuaw
    (2019-05-30 22:12:03Z)

    Stromectol priligy dapoxetina Canadian Ed Pills

    REPLY
  • StevGuaw
    (2019-07-08 17:01:14Z)

    Kamagra En Ligne Viagra Wirkung Bild Buy Pfizer Viagra Online online pharmacy Buy Viagra In The Usa Cialise

    REPLY
  • StevGuaw
    (2019-07-18 18:32:52Z)

    Procurer Du Viagra Sans Ordonnance generic 5mg cialis best price Legally Bentyl Ups Drugs Acheter Cialis Tadalafil En Ligne

    REPLY

Top News: Latin America