Duo indicted in February killing

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, May 6, 2014

By Monique Roth

LAPLACE — A St. John the Baptist Parish Grand Jury indicted Charles McQuarter III and Dracier Dewey Monday for their alleged involvement in the LaPlace Feed Store burglary-turned-homicide.

On Feb. 25 Steven and Connie Finckbeiner, married owners of LaPlace Feed and Supply, were the victims of an attack when authorities said McQuarter and Dewey entered their store and opened fire before fleeing with the store’s cash register. Steven died at the scene, and Connie was treated for her gunshot wounds.

The grand jury charged McQuarter, 22, of Reserve with the first-degree murder of Steven Finckbeiner and attempted first-degree murder of Connie Finckbeiner.

Dewey, 22, was charged with being a principal to second-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Meg Spatz of the 40th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said McQuarter and Dewey would be arraigned sometime this month but a specific date was not available