An Alexandria man asked to reduce his $ 1 million bail was rejected on Monday, and new details about the discovery of the body of January near the Red River have been revealed. Terrance K. Lavalais, 22, is one of three people charged in the murder of Deven Slade Brooks, 27, of Ball. In April, he was charged with second-degree murder alongside Jamaria Xavier Randle and Tremaine Deshun Veal. Before the hearing on his plea to reduce his contract, he pleaded not guilty.
Police say Brooks’ body was found in a public park near the Red River on March 11. , Alexandria Police Detective Jason Mouliere testified about the time of the incident and how the three defendants became suspects in the case. Lavalais defense attorney Christopher LaCour asked Mouliere to explain how he was involved in the case, and the investigator said patrol officers had informed him of a body found under the Purple Memorial Bridge.
Deven Slade Brooks Court: 3rd Man Arrested In connection with Ball Ball death While at the site, investigators learned about the report about Brooks. After looking at a photo of Brooks, they identified him tentatively as the victim. Then it is identified by your fingers. Football investigators also brought video footage of themselves from a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 165 that occurred about 44 minutes before Brooks was reported missing, he said.
Randle and Lavalais are in Brooks’ car, and they are looking for or going to a Walmart, he said. Mouliere also testified that investigators had spoken to at least two of Brooks’ neighbors, one of whom Randle had moved into his apartment. He said a neighbor told police Brooks was available to help get Randle to leave his home.