Luling murder suspects arrested

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 22, 2009


HAHNVILLE — Authorities in St. Charles said Monday that a fugitive task force consisting of U.S. Marshals has apprehended two St. Charles Parish men in Atlanta who were wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Luling man on April 5 and an ambush on Dec. 24 of last year that left three people injured.

Dayshawn T. Preston, 19, 1122 Kinler St., Luling, and Timothy Moll, 20, 1111 Kinler St., were taken into custody without incident late last week by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force according to a release from St. Charles Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Champagne said both men were charged with the second-degree murder of 25-year-old Jahman Bailey, who was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the 1100 block of Paul Frederick Street on April 5. Bailey was pronounced dead after being transported to St. Charles Hospital.

The fugitives, who have been on the run since the Bailey shooting, also allegedly were involved in a Christmas Eve shootout near the intersection of Hackberry Street and Longview Drive that involved a 36-year-old woman and two teenagers. Champagne said both Preston and Moll will be charged with four counts of attempted murder in connection with that incident.

During the investigation to capture Preston and Moll, task force officers tracked down numerous leads that put the two men in Alabama and Georgia. An anonymous tip indicated the duo was hiding out in an address on Maples Street in the Atlanta area. Champagne said Marshals moved in and arrested the men without incident.

The two men are being held in the Fulton County Jail in Georgia awaiting extradition orders.