Woman arrested for accessory to murder

MORGAN CITY, La. — A 37-year-old Morgan City woman was arrest Tuesday for accessory after the fact to second degree murder in connection with a May 20 shooting that left a Morgan City man dead, Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch said.

Linda Susie Madise, 37, of Sixth Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 5:39 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for accessory after the fact to second degree murder, obstruction of justice and on a hold for probation and parole violations.

Detectives were continuing an investigation into the May 20 murder of Mikki Dauntain, 23, of Morgan City.

Detectives were able to develop evidence implicating Madise in having knowledge of the homicide, which was intentionally withheld, Crouch stated. Detectives located Madise, and she was taken to the Morgan City Police Department and held. The investigation is ongoing, Crouch stated.

The suspect in the homicide, Justin Patterson, 24, of Front Street in Morgan City, was previously arrested and charged with second degree murder. He remains in jail.

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