(St. Martinville, La)- July 12, 2011
David James Anderson Jr., age 19, of Lafayette was arrested late last night in Cook County, Georgia, on the charge of Obstruction of Justice to First Degree Murder in connection with the murder of Cory Sonnier. Sonnier’s body was discovered at the Lake Martin Boat Landing in St. Martin Parish on June 24, 2011. Authorities with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office extradited Patrick Paul George, age 41, also of Lafayette, back to St. Martin Parish on July 10, 2011, after he was arrested in Valdosta, Georgia by local authorities and the U.S. Marshall’s Office on July 08, 2011. The investigation regarding this incident is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time.
(St. Martinville, La)- July 10, 2011
On the morning of June 24, 2011, an investigation
was initiated by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office into the death
of Cory Nicholas Sonnier. In the course of the investigation, a warrant
for the arrest of Patrick Paul George was obtained by the St. Martin
Parish Sheriff's Office for the charge of Obstruction of Justice.
Information obtained during the course of the investigation led
investigators to believe that suspect, Patrick Paul George, was possibly
in Georgia or somewhere along the I-10 corridor. Late last night,
officials with the U.S. Marshall's Fugitive Task Force arrested Patrick
Paul George in Valdosta, Georgia. George was arrested for Obstruction of Justice to First Degree Murder in connection with the murder of Cory
Sonnier whose body was discovered at the Lake Martin Boat Landing in St. Martin Parish on June 24, 2011. Authorities with the St. Martin Parish
Sheriff's Office first learned George was frequenting casinos along the
I-10 Corridor. St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Investigators along
with the U.S. Marshall's Office in Lafayette later determined that
George was in Valdosta, Georgia, where he was subsequently apprehended at about 11:00 p.m. on July 7, 2011. The U.S. Marshall's Office also confirmed during the apprehension that David James Anderson Jr., had also been in the company of Patrick George and is currently being sought by authorities in Georgia. Anyone having any information as to the whereabouts of David James Anderson is asked to contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office at (337) 394-3071.
Extradition arrangements are currently in progress to return Patrick
Paul George back to Louisiana for processing.