LOUISIANA MAN ARRESTED IN TUSCALOOSA FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL’S MURDER
Tuscaloosa police say a man wanted for questioning in the death of a Louisiana law enforcement official is in custody.
The Tuscaloosa Police Department said it arrested James Darby, 48, on Tuesday around 10:30 a.m.
Darby was a person of interest in the death of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Tracey Marshall. Marshall was shot and killed around 9:40 p.m. Sunday night while she was sitting in her personal vehicle at her apartment complex in Gretna, Louisiana. She was off duty at the time.
Marshall was found early the next morning.
Detectives said they developed Darby as a person of interest because he had an estranged and troubled relationship with Marshall.
Jefferson Parish police said they came to Tuscaloosa after the arrest notification, and that they’ve enlisted assistance from the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit with their investigation.
During the course of the investigation, Jefferson Parish police said they found probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant on Darby for second-degree murder in Marshall’s death.
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Ron Abernathy said Darby will remain in the Tuscaloosa County Jail under no bond pending extradition to Louisiana.
Darby also had an outstanding warrant from New Orleans for violation of the sex offender registration act.