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May 23 11:02 AM

Suspect in double homicide arrested

A suspect has been arrested in connections with the murders of two women in Bossier City on Mother’s Day.

Brandan Santrell Butler, 26, of Bossier City, was taken into custody shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday by authorities in Bogalusa, La., and arrested on a warrant from Bossier City police charging him with two counts of first-degree murder.

Detectives with the Bossier City Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit secured the warrant for Butler’s arrest after evidence was obtained during their investigation that linked him to the homicides.

Upon learning that Butler was in Bogalusa, detectives made contact with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, and deputies were able to locate him. He was taken into custody without incident. A weapon was recovered when Butler was taken into custody but it is not known yet if the weapon is connected to the homicides.

Butler is charged with murdering 24- year-old Jacqueline Darlene Beadle and 26-yearold Karyl Ann Cox at their home in the 3000 block of Bragg Street.

Police were called to the residence on Sunday, May 11, at about 8:15 a.m. after Beadle’s mother went to the house to check on her after not hearing from her since the Friday before, when Jacqueline took her child to her mother’s home for baby sitting. Beadle’s mother found the two victims inside the residence.

Butler, who was friends with the women, allegedly shot them both inside the house and then drove away from the scene in Cox’s car, which police later found parked in the 4800 block of Sheryl Street.

Butler remains jailed in Bo galusa.

Efforts are under way to extradite him to Bossier City. His bond is set at $2 million — $1 million for each count.

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