Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010 3:45pm
Caddo Parish Sheriff Press Release
A Shreveport man was booked into the Caddo Correctional Centerthis morning in connection with a weekend homicide, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.
Erick Crain, 26, of 3315 W. 70th Street, was arrested for the first-degree murder of 73-year-old Ernest Luttrell, who was shot and killed at his home Sunday morning at 12292 Greenwood-Springridge Road in Keithville.
Acting on a tip, sheriff's investigators obtained a search warrant for Crain's trailer earlier this morning. Crain was detained for questioning during the search and was subsequently arrested at the Sheriff's Criminal Investigations office. The arrest was the result of witness statements and evidence collected at the crime scene and other locations.
Meanwhile, Luttrell's 2005 Chevy truck, which was missing from his home, was found abandoned this morning at a gas well site located off the 3100 block of Meriwether Road. The truck was located by Caddo Sheriff's Sgt. Greg Ardoin and Cpl. Victor Bordelon, who were patrolling the area as part of a special burglary detail.
Crime scene investigators and detectives are still at the Meriwether Road scene this afternoon while they continue to process the truck for additional evidence.
The investigation is continuing. _
Crain has a lengthy history in Caddo Parish.
He was arrested in Bossier Parish on May 15th by Louisiana State Police and charged with DWI 2nd offense and open container. He had just been convicted of DWI in Caddo District Court on May 1st.
He was arrested again on June 5th by Bossier City Police and charged with simple possession of marijuana.
Crain was out on bond on these two charges when he murdered Mr. Luttrell.