ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. - A man arrested in Memphis, Tenn. on a parole violation from New Orleans was booked with second-degree murder for a March 16 killing in Chalmette, according to Steve Cannizaro, a spokesman for the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office.
Jason "Fatts" Madison, 31, was booked on a second-degree murder charge for the killing of Herman Jones Jr., 33, according to the sheriff's office. Madison is from New Orleans but lives in Memphis.
On Mar. 17, Jones was found shot to death in the 4000 block of Lavosier Street -- an industrial area by Paris Road near the Orleans parish line, said the sheriff's office. Investigators believe that Jones was killed just before midnight on Mar. 16, but the body wasn't discovered by a person passing by until the next morning.
“This arrest comes after an extensive investigation by our Criminal Investigations Bureau - headed by Maj. Robert McNab - who along with Det. Sgt. Paul Miller followed the evidence to Memphis and interviewed Madison there prior to him even being booked there with the probation violation,” said Jimmie Sheriff Pohlmann.
According to the sheriff's office, Madison admitted that he knew Jones, and two had been arrested together in 2008. Additional information was obtained by St. Bernard detectives through surveillance videos.
Madison is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison on a $1 million bond, according to the sheriff's office.
“We have identified a motive for the killing of Mr. Jones but aren’t going to reveal it at this time,’’ Sheriff Pohlmann said, adding that the investigation is continuing and additional arrests could be forthcoming.