Iberville Sheriff's Office arrests two in murder investigation

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Jason Samuel Carter (left) and Darnell Davies, who were arrested last week.

Approximately 31 days ago, Travis Smart’s body was located near a cane field in Rosedale. Smart had been shot multiple times.

After a thorough and extensive investigation the individuals responsible for this cruel, senseless crime have been taken off the streets.

Darnell Davies, of Baker was arrested for 2nd degree murder and Jason Samuel Carter, of Baton Rouge was arrested for principal to 2nd degree murder for his participation in the murder of Smart. Additional arrests will be forthcoming as the investigation continues.

A lot of forensic evidence was collected and I have to give special thanks to The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for their help in the collection and processing of the evidence. Collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies are essential and we are fortunate to be part of that team.

Sooner or later these criminals will learn that Iberville Parish is not the place to bring crime and criminal activity. You will be caught and you will be prosecuted. We take great pride in our reputation as a peaceful community, we will not allow anyone to tarnish that reputation.

Contributed by the Iberville Sheriff's Office