2nd suspect arrested in June shooting
MORGAN CITY, La. — A 21-year-old Morgan City man was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for attempted armed robbery with a firearm in connection with a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office investigation of a shooting in Amelia, Sheriff Mark Hebert stated in a news release.
Dwayne Anthony Skinner of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City was arrested at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for attempted armed robbery with a firearm. He is also charged with possession of synthetic cannabinoids and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Narcotics division detectives were patrolling the Morgan City area when they observed Skinner on Garber Street. Detectives had knowledge that Skinner was wanted on a warrant and made contact with him. Detectives located synthetic cannabinoids and drug paraphernalia in Skinner’s pockets, Hebert stated.
The warrant stems from an investigation into a shooting in Amelia. The shooting occurred June 14 around 2 a.m. outside of a lounge located on La. 182 near the Greenwood overpass. Three black males approached a Hispanic male and attempted to rob him, Hebert stated. During the attempt, the man was shot, Hebert stated.
Skinner was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set. This is the second arrest made in this case. Paul Charles was arrested on June 28 on the charges of attempted first degree murder and attempted armed robbery with a firearm, Hebert stated.
The victim of the crime has since been released from the hospital. The investigation is ongoing, Hebert stated.