OPELOUSAS, La. — A suspect wanted in connection to a Port Arthur murder was arrested in Louisiana Saturday afternoon.

Jovan Neveaux, 20, was arrested by Opelousas Police and Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies in the 1100 block of West Grolee Street. The murder that Neveaux is a suspect in happened in early April during an alleged robbery, Opelousas Police Department said on their Facebook page

Jaylon Howard, 26, was the victim in the murder. He died April 15 after suspects forced their way into an apartment at the Valley View Apartments in the 5800 block of North Twin City Highway near the intersection of Twin City Highway and Hogaboom Road. Other people were inside the apartment at the time, but they were not harmed.

During the arrest, investigators also found 2,031 ecstasy pills. 

Neveaux was taken to the St. Landry Parish Jail for the homicide warrant until he can be extradited to Texas. 

Chante Grogan, 18, of Port Arthur, was also charged for helping Neveaux avoid arrest. Grogan was taken to the St. Landry Parish Jail and charged with accessory to a homicide after the fact, police said. 

ecstasy pills found during arrest of Jovan Neveaux 5-23-2020
Opelousas Police Department
Chante Grogan
Port Arthur Police Department

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