At 6:09 pm yesterday, Assumption Parish
received a 911 call in reference to a juvenile male subject lying in the middle
of Dorseyville Lane
with a stab wound to his side. Shortly thereafter at 6:12 pm, a female caller
advised she was in route to her residence because she just got off the phone
with her son who stated to her he had just stabbed a subject. Deputies, Acadian
Ambulance and Paincourtville Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the
scene. The victim was transported to Assumption
where he was later pronounced dead.
Detectives detained a 15 year old subject who was later
questioned in the presence of his mother. The 15 year old confessed to the
stabbing of Eric Myles, Jr. (15 yoa, 10th grade Assumption High
School Student) who resides on Daggs Street, Belle Rose, Louisiana known as the
Dorseyville Community. Daggs
Street borders Dorseyville Lane and both juveniles were nearby
neighbors. An eye witness to the fight in the street said she saw what appeared
to be the beginning stages of a fistic encounter. The subjects were swinging
fists at each other and then one juvenile backed away, pulled out a knife and
stabbed the victim in the side. The witness said she saw the Juvenile then remove
the knife from his side. The victim ran about 300 feet and then collapsed.
Detectives have learned that during the past couple of weeks, they had
developed a strained relationship where one did not like the other and they had
argued and fought before in the neighborhood. They did have an exchange of
words at school one day but they did not engage in a fistic encounter.
Last night, Detectives arrested the 15 year old male who is
a 9th grade student at Assumption
High School and charged
him with 2nd degree murder. He is being held at the St. James Parish
Youth Center. The knife, which is a kitchen grade butcher knife, was recovered
from his residence.
Additional security/deputies were sent to Assumption High School
this morning as a precautionary measure.
According to School Officials, counselors will also be on hand to handle
the needs of the students affected by this homicide.
The victimís body will be sent for autopsy by the Assumption
Parish Coroner to determine the exact cause of death.