Three people accused of murdering a Lacombe man and dumping his corpse in a Florida swamp were indicted by a St. Tammany Parish grand jury yesterday.
DA Warren Montgomery’s office said 37 YO Jason James of Lacombe, 36 YO Patrick McCarty of Slidell and 17 YO Aarin Navarre of Slidell were each indicted on charges of second-degree murder in connection with the killing of 32 YO Joshua James of Lacombe.
The victim’s body was found June 14 by a fisherman in the Jake’s Bayou waterway near Milton. FL.
He was the younger brother of suspect Jason James.
Navarre, a juvenile at the time he allegedly took part in the killing, is being tried as an adult.
Investigators said Joshua James was beaten to death in the Lacombe residence shared by Joshua James and McCarty. The suspects then allegedly drove the body to the remote Florida panhandle location where it was dumped but soon discovered.
The three suspects’ arrests were announced June 17.