Opelousas Police Make Second Arrest in Fatal Armed Robbery Case
A Deridder man has been brought back to Opelousas as local authorities believe he played a key role in the armed robbery and death of a local man.
KPEL News reported 26-year-old Corey "CJ" Rosette was found dead in a home on Nicole Lane on February 14th after OPD officers did a welfare check at the request of family members who had not seen him since Friday, February 11th. Investigators say he was shot to death.
Within the week, police arrested 18-year-old Jaleel Malik Durisseau on a charge of First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, and Illegal Carrying of a Weapon.
The second arrest took some time but Opelousas PD believe they have another suspect - 19-year-old Lenny Bruce. He was taken into custody in Leesville and transported back to Opelousas to face the same charges: Armed Robbery, 1St Degree Murder, and Illegal carrying of a firearm.
"The Opelousas Police Department would like to thank all the Law enforcement agencies that assisted in brining the perpetrators of this heinous crime in to face justice for the victim as well as his loved ones," says Opelousas Police Chief Martin L. McClendon. "We would also like to thank the citizens who support law enforcement by providing valuable information that allow officers to effect these arrest and make our community safer."
If you have any information related to any criminal activity, contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500, firstname.lastname@example.org or through Crime Stoppers (337-948-TIPS, www.stlandrycrimestoppers.com or by using the P3 mobile App.) Tipsters can remain anonymous.