Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:25 PM
Sheriff Newell Normand announces an arrest warrant has been issued for Melvin Brooks Jr., for one count of Second Degree Murder in the death of Linda Honeycutt. Honeycutt was found stabbed to death yesterday afternoon on Jutland Drive in Marrero. Brooks remain in critical condition with self-inflicted injuries at University Hospital from yesterday’s incident on Jutland.
Melvin Brooks Jr. has lengthy prior criminal history with arrests for: Aggravated Rape, Forcible Rape (three counts), Unauthorized Entry, Possession of Cocaine, False Imprisonment, Criminal Trespassing, Disturbing the Peace, Simple Battery, Criminal Damage to Property along with Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle.
Colonel John N. Fortunato,Commander,Public Information OfficeJefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office1233 Westbank ExpresswayHarvey, LA 70058504-363-5521 Office