Eight arrested in homicide of White Castle man

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Jakil Jones

DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities reported four more arrests Friday in connection with the homicide of 19-year-old Brisecon Jasmine, of White Castle, that occurred in Donaldsonville on Sunday, July 14.

A total of eight suspects were arrested believed to be involved in the shooting of the White Castle High School senior-to-be.

Deputies were dispatched to Dville Village apartment complex on La. 1 north of the city in reference to a large fight on the night of the shooting, but when deputies arrived there was no fight located.

A short while later deputies received a call regarding possible shots fired at the complex.

Jasmine was located with a gunshot wound to the back of the head and transported to an area hospital where he remained on life support before being pronounced dead during the night July 15.

Initial arrests included:

-Jakil Jones, 21, of 1126 S. Park Ave., Gonzales, for second-degree murder and illegal use of weapons.

-Max Batiste, 22, of 812 Orange St., Donaldsonville for principal to second-degree murder.

-Trevel Dunn, 20, of 701 Orange St., Donaldsonville for principal to second-degree murder.

-Saquan Sullivan, 17, of 206 Martin Luther King Drive, Donaldsonville for principal to second-degree murder.

All four men were arrested overnight and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail with no bond set.

Additional arrests include:

-Andre Dunn, 19, of 948 St. Patrick Street, Donaldsonville, for second-degree murder.

-Chandon "Tonka" Nelson, 19, of 8462 Kingview St., St. James, for principal to second-degree murder.

Both were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting bond.

Two juveniles were also charged with principal to second-degree murder. They were both booked into the Assumption Juvenile Detention Center.

A principal is someone who either was present during the time of the crime and didn't report it, or someone who assisted in the act of the crime.

Both second-degree murder and being a principal to that crime are punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole.