St. James Parish man indicted on 2nd Degree Murder charge

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Rojae Dumas

On February 26, a St. James Parish Grand Jury returned a True Bill of Indictment on Rojae Dumas of 13154 Willow St. Vacherie, LA., age 26, on the charge of 2nd Degree Murder in connection with the shooting death of 47 years old Reynald Jackson also of Vacherie.

On December 2, 2017, deputies with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the Wag-A-Pac convenience store located in Vacherie in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies located a male subject identified as Reynald Jackson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Jackson was pronounced deceased on scene. Investigators identified Rojae Dumas, Jackson’s stepson, as the shooter. Shortly after the shooting, Dumas turned himself in to the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office and was booked into the parish jail. Dumas’ arraignment is tentatively scheduled for March 19th. Assistant District Attorney Bruce Mohon is the lead prosecutor on this case.

Contributed by Public Information Officer Tyler Cavalier for 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky L. Babin.