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2nd Suspect In LaPlace Feed Store Murder Turns Himself In

2nd Suspect In LaPlace Feed Store Murder Turns Himself In

The second suspect in the armed robbery of a LaPlace feed store that killed the owner and injured his wife has turned himself in.

22-year-old Charles McQuarter, III surrendered to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Thursday, according the St. John Parish Sheriff's Office.  He was wanted for first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery.

McQuarter, from Reserve, is thought to be the one who allegedly shot and killed 63-year-old Steve Frinckbeiner and injured his 58-year-old wife Constance during the robbery.

22-year-old Dracier Dewey was taken into custody after he reportedly contacted the St. John Parish Sheriff's Office and confessed to his involvement in the robbery and murder.

Dewey, also from Reserve, was charged with being a principal to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder and principal to armed robbery.

Bond for Dewey was set at $1.6 milllion.  McQuarter was ineligible for bond on the first-degree murder charge.

The perpetrators made off with a cash register from the store located in the 100 block of Sleepy Redwood Drive.

The couple's son reopened LaPlace Feed and Supply Thursday.  He had no comment, according to Fox 8 News.



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