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Lafayette Man Arrested For Death of Father

Jan 08, 2019 07:35AM ● By Staff Writer

01/07/2019 - Lafayette City Police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress Monday afternoon to a residence in the 200 block of Joy Street where officers located a deceased male victim inside the residence. 

The victim has been identified as 57-year-old Willie James Earl Thomas Sr. (B/M) of Lafayette, who died from what is suspected to be severe head trauma.

Officers located and arrested his son 23-year-old Willie James Earl Thomas Jr. (B/M) of Lafayette, in St. Mary Parish after he was involved in a traffic crash. Willie Thomas Jr. is being treated at a hospital for injuries he sustained during the traffic accident. After treatment, he will be transported to Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and booked on an arrest warrant for Second Degree Murder.

This story will be updated as more details become available.