Donaldsonville man arrested in Baroom Shooting

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

PAINCOURTVILLE - Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports that on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at approximately 12:27 a.m., Assumption Parish Dispatch received a call about a shooting at the Alexis Sports Bar in the 6000 block of Highway 308.  The victim, Franky Joseph, B/M age 33 of Donaldsonville had been in a physical altercation with Matthew Jordan III.  Joseph was transported to Our Lady Of The Lake Assumption Community Hospital by Acadian Ambulance where he was pronounced dead.  His body has been sent to the Orleans Parish Coronor’s Office for autopsy.  The suspect was identified as Matthew Jordan III, black male age 25 of 3230 Wire Lane, Donaldsonville.

Jordan turned himself in at the Criminal Investigation Division a few hours later.  After being interviewed by detectives, Matthew Jordan III was booked in the Assumption Parish Detention Center on September 14, 2014 for LRS 14:30.1 Second Degree Murder.  The bond for Matthew Jordan III has not been set at this time and he has not bonded out as of the time of this release.

This is an ongoing investigation and Detective Captain Darren Crochet is the lead investigator on this case.  If you have any information concerning this case or others, please contact the Criminal Investigative Division at 985-526-1627 or Communications Division at 985-369-2912.

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Mike Waguespack at 985-637-6392 or Public Information Officer, Robert Martin at 985-369-7281 or 985-398-0430.