Two charged in November 2022 homicide

FLUKER, La -Two Independence residents have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder stemming from a November 2022 shooting, according to the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities arrested Jywann Jones, 22, and Tommy Stewart, 21, following an investigation into the shooting death of Christopher Sibley, 22, of Fluuker.

Officials say TPSO responded to a shooting on White Oak Lane in Fluker at around 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2022. When deputies arrived they located Sibley dead in the street from a gunshot wound.

According to TPSO, detectives identified Jones as a suspect after he was dropped off at North Oaks Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the arm.

Jones was taken into custody at that time on obstruction of justice charges and bonded out several days later, but remained the primary suspect in the homicide. Officials say Stewart fled to Alexandria, La and authorities were able to pinpoint his exact location.

On November 28, 2022 the Alexandria Police Department located Stewart at a hotel, and he was transported back to Tangipahoa Parish where he was charged with first-degree murder.

After Stewart was arrested, officials say detectives were able to uncover more information that led to evidence indicating Jones took part in the shooting of Sibley, and a warrant for first-degree murder was issued for his arrest. Authorities later found out that Jones left the state after his release, and the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Office was sought in locating Jones.

On April 4, detectives with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and agents with the United States Marshal’s Office received information about the whereabouts of Jones. Law enforcement later responded to a home in Hammond and arrested Jones after he surrendered himself without incident.

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