SMSO investigates shooting, murder

By Derek Albert

St. Martinville – The body of 31-year-old Delores Joseph was found March 5, in the Harbor Estates Canal off of Highway 70 in Stephensville.

St. Martin Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ginny Higgins reported that investigators have determined Joseph was murdered.

The prime suspect, Joseph’s husband, DeWayne Lakeith Joseph, of Houma, is now incarcerated at the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. He was previously in St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s custody where he was being held on $600,000 bond for domestic abuse charges.

Investigators are in the process of obtaining a first degree murder warrant for the suspect.

Delores Joseph had been reported missing by the Patterson Police Department on Feb. 27.

Still On the Lam

The St. Martin Sheriff’s Office is still seeking Roy Antoine Sigure for attempted second degree murder.

At 4:30 a.m., on Feb. 25, an officer with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department discovered a partially clad black female with multiple gunshot wounds, who appeared to have also been the victim of a sexual assault.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with moderate to severe injuries. She underwent emergency surgery and is currently in stable condition.

Investigation into the matter produced Sigure as the suspect in the shooting. Sigure, a black male, 5 feet 9 inches, weighing approximately 160 pounds, resides at 905 Bush Alley in New Iberia.

A warrant of arrest has been obtained for Sigure for the crime of attempted second degree murder.

The SMSO warns the public that Sigure should be considered armed and dangerous.

Sheriff’s officials report that he may be driving a maroon, late-model SUV.

Anyone who has information in reference to the suspect, is asked to contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 394-3071.

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