Second arrest made in May 25th homicide investigation
By: Thibodaux Police Department
Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Travis Kentrell Williams (B/M, 20), of Thibodaux, LA for Second Degree Murder – Felony (Principal).
On Friday, June 14, 2019, the Thibodaux Police Department made an arrest on a second suspect in the May 25th murder of Travontae Williams. Investigators questioned Travis Kentrell Williams on Friday, June 14th. Information obtained during the interview led investigators to obtaining a warrant for Travis Williams for Principal to 2nd Degree Murder. Travis Williams was booked and is currently being held at the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex with a $500,000.00 bond.
Mr. Williams’ warrant stemmed from a homicide that took place on Saturday, May 25th, 2019, shortly after 2:00 a.m. The investigation led Detectives to link John Paul Washington and now Travis Kentrell Williams as suspects in the case. Mr. Washington was previously arrested and held at the Assumption Parish Jail, until later being transferred to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex. Mr. Washington still remains held on a $1,000,000.00 bond.
The homicide on Saturday, May 25th, 2019, claimed the life of Travontae Williams (B/M, 22) of Thibodaux, LA.
Officers responded to the 1400 block of Plantation Road, in reference to a report of gun shots being fired. Upon arrival, Mr. Williams was found deceased on scene from at least two suspected gunshot wounds. Mr. Williams’ body was found near the intersection of Midland Drive & Planation Road, with no suspects on scene.
The incident still remains under investigation and Detectives are not ruling out other suspects. A suspected motive of the shooting is being withheld at this time, in attempt to protect the integrity of the investigation. More information will be released as it can be made available to the public.
Anyone with information on this case is still asked to contact the Thibodaux Police Department at 985-446-5021 or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters who utilize Crime Stoppers could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.