Three arrested in Gloster homicide
Three men are behind bars on charges of first-degree murder in DeSoto Parish.
On Tuesday the Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from a family member of Nathaniel Cash around 9:00AM, reporting a burglary at his residence on Hines Road in Gloster Louisiana.
Deputies discovered the body of the Nathaniel Cash age 79 with his hands bound behind his back on floor in rear bedroom of the residence, investigators are waiting for an official cause of death on the victim, no indications of trauma was observed on victim.
The residence had been ransacked but it is unknown at this time what items maybe missing, Mr. Cash lived alone and family members indicated he did not keep any significant amounts of money, though the motive appears to be robbery.
Mr. Cash had reported a home invasion about two weeks ago when he awoke to discover a suspect inside his residence who fled; Mr. Cash was unable to identify the suspect and could only give a vague physical description.
Mr. Cash was last seen around 1:30 Monday investigators believe the break-in occurred late Monday night at this time. The investigators processed the crime scene, and are conducting follow up interviews and tips as they coming in; a suspicious white vehicle was seen in the area on two occasions late Monday night.
Investigators were able to identify this vehicle along with three suspects which have been charged in the death of Nathaniel Cash.
All three suspects have confessed to their involvement in the break in, the motive was robbery believing that the victim had a large amount of money, one of the suspect choked the victim while he was being tied up later threatening him with a pistol. Preliminary autopsy reports indicate the victim died of a heart attack as result of the physical assault. One of the suspects Malcom Hall admitted to being involved in the previous reported break in and fleeing when the victim saw him.
The only items taken from the residence was a pistol the victim had near his bed and a small amount of change, investigators are reviewing the case and other charges with the District Attorney’s office.
Investigators booked the following suspects into the Desoto Parish Detention Center: Malcolm Wayne Hall age 24, of Gloster Louisiana; Dalduran Jamar Brandon age 25, of Frierson Louisiana and Martavia D King age 21, of Gloster Louisiana