Second arrest made in Jeanerette homicide investigation

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UPDATE: JEANERETTE, La. (KLFY) – Authorities have arrested a second man in the murder of 75-year-old Howard Poche of Jeanerette. Poche’s body was found in a trash can behind his house Christmas Day.

18-year-old Brady Rogers of Jeanerette was taken into custody Thursday in St. Mary Parish. News Tens Dalfred Jones has more.

Things appear to be getting back to normal in the old neighborhood of Howard Poche as the crime tape has come down and the police presence has decreased, however, those close to him, know that something is missing

“The thought of knowing that Howard isn’t going to be back, it’s hard.”  Long time neighbor of Poche, Malfreda Crosby says they’re one step closer to closure as the second suspect, 18 year old Brady Rodgers is arrested for Howard’s murder.

“To know that he was taken in such a tragic way, you know? He didn’t deserve that. And on Christmas Day!”

In his front yard, Howard’s flag still flies, and in the back, crime tape and garbage lie next to a tombstone for Howard’s parents, only feet away from where his body was found.

ORIGINAL: In Jeanerette, Dalfred Jones for KLFY News Ten.

A second arrest has been made in the death of an elderly Jeanerette man that was reported missing on Christmas morning.

Brady Rogers, 18, of Jeanerette was taken into custody on Thursday in St. Mary Parish.

Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal says Rogers was booked into the St. Mary Parish Jail and then transported to the Iberia Parish Jail, where he was booked on a First Degree Murder charge.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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