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Update: Covington murder suspect transferred to Angola, tried to escape St Tammany jail

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COVINGTON, La. —
St. Tammany Sheriff's Office reports that the suspect who is being accused of killing a retired pastor and a church associate attempted to escape jail.

Antonio Tyson, 49, is accused of killing Father Otis Young and his associate, Ruth Prats, and burning their bodies.

Tyson attempted to escape St. Tammany Parish Jail earlier this week. Tyson was rebooked on one count of attempted escape after he damaged jail property in his attempt.

Tyson was transferred to Angola Prison on Saturday morning on an emergency return order. He was transported without incident.

David Burns, 71, was also arrested for one count of principle to attempted escape after it was learned he assisted Tyson in his escape.


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Coroner Charles Preston said Thursday that the cause of death for Prats was blunt force trauma. Like Young, her death has been ruled a homicide.

During the joint news conference between the coroner and Covington Police Department, authorities began to reveal some details of the gruesome slayings, which have stunned many people across the north shore.

Young and Prats were beloved in Covington, both fixtures of St. Peter parish.

One man, identified as Antonio Tyson, has been arrested in the crime, booked with two counts of first-degree murder and several other crimes.

A motive has not been released and investigators would not reveal where they think the homicides took place or where the bodies were burned.

Tyson was captured on video surveillance filling a container of gasoline, but Lt. Kevin Collins could not immediately say what time that occurred.

But authorities said there is no evidence that Tyson knew either victim prior to the homicides. Tyson did not work for St. Peter School, officials said.

Investigators were first alerted by a call of a hit and run on East Boston Street next to Bogue Falaya Towers at 7:11 p.m. Sunday, Collins said. A witness provided the license plate number of the vehicle, a Honda CRV, and police learned that it belong to Prats. When they were unable to contact her, they contacted her family, and members were likewise unable to reach her.

Family members met police at Prats' home at 216 S. Washington Street and it was heard ringing in a nearby dumpster, Collins said. At that point, her name and vehicle description were entered into a national data base of missing persons.

Her vehicle was found by Covington police at 3:43 a.m. Monday parked at a drug store U.S. Business 190, with Tyson and a woman inside. They were taken to the Covington Police Department for questioning.

Police also learned that Otis had been at Prats' home earlier Sunday, and church officials checked his apartment and discovered he was not there.

The call that possible human remains had been discovered behind Dependable Glass came in at 5:49 a.m.

Video surveillance from St. Peter School showed Tyson, riding a bicycle in the neighborhood Sunday afternoon, Collins said and showed him speaking to both Prats and Otis at 3:53 p.m.

Video showed him parking his bicycle at a nearby grocery store and then walking to Prats' home, and knocking on the door, holding a knife behind his back in a crouched position.

Video then showed him leaving the house at 6:26 p.m. in Prats' vehicle.

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MrLSU
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COVINGTON, La. — The retired pastor of St. Peter Church in Covington and a pastoral associate have been missing since Sunday night, Father Daniel Brouillette confirmed to WWL-TV.

Father Brouillette said that Retired Priest Otis Young and Pastoral Associate Ruth Prats have not been seen since Sunday. He said that he is "unsettled and staying prayerful" about the situation as he awaits the identification of the bodies.

WWL TV

Sounds like the CPD has detained two people and are interviewing them right now.
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Points from presser:

- First notice was suspect involved in hit and run in Ruth's car. A witness obtained the license plate.
- Police attempted to find Ruth for hit and run. Eventually called her daughter, determined she was missing.
- Several hours later suspect located in Ruth's car in Walgreens parking lot.
- Surveillance video from school shows suspect riding bike in front of Ruth's house, speaking with Ruth and Fr. Odis earlier in afternoon.
- Video shows suspect at Acquistapaces.
- Video shows suspect returning to Ruth's house on foot and with knife behind his back.
- Enters house, next seen pulling vehicle to rear of house, then driving away.
- Video shows vehicle driving behind Dependable Glass.
- Video shows suspect at gas station filling gas container.
- No comment as to motive.
- No evidence suspect has any prior relationship with the victims, the church or the school.
- Fr. Odis beaten and stabbed.
- Ruth beaten.

Hell isn't hot enough for that motherfricker.
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re: Update: Covington murder suspect transferred to Angola, tried to escape St Tammany jail
No fire at the residence?


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re: Update: Covington murder suspect transferred to Angola, tried to escape St Tammany jail
has to be an apartment type building at the corner. i'm sitting here literally 3 blocks away


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re: Update: Covington murder suspect transferred to Angola, tried to escape St Tammany jail
Is there a difference if you were literally or figuratively 3 blocks away?


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Is there a difference if you were literally or figuratively 3 blocks away?



well of course. otherwise i would have stated so.


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NOLAs article was much better.

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Two people were "burned beyond recognition" in a double homicide in Covington, police said Monday.

The bodies were found outside, behind Dependable Glass, by employees when they arrived for work around 7 a.m. Monday, according to Sgt. Edwin Masters, spokesperson for the Covington Police Department.

The scene is in the 500 block of East Gibson Street (map), according to police.

Masters said that evidence at the scene indicates that the two were victims of homicide. The crime scene remained active as of 8:30 a.m.

Masters said it's too early to determine how the victims were killed and that it will be up to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office to determine the cause of death.

Covington has had one other homicide this year. Jyrion Dangerfield, a 20-year-old college student, was found dead in his car near a park in July. That crime remains unsolved.
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re: Update: Covington murder suspect transferred to Angola, tried to escape St Tammany jail
Sounds like a typical northshore hit job. This is gonna get memory holed just like that fire chief’s wife in Slidell.


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has to be an apartment type building at the corner. i'm sitting here literally 3 blocks away
I’m figuratively 3 blocks away relative to the scale of the Milky Way galaxy.

Kinda makes you think

Coulda been me.


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I don’t think there’s any residences in that area, just businesses. Could be wrong


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The police had Lee Lane and E Gibson blocked off this morning which makes more sense given there are condos there.


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4LSU2
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No fire at the residence?


Better yet... 2 burned deceased bodies with no burned dwelling.....

Odd place to drop 2 burned corpses.


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MrWalkingMan
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re: Update: Covington murder suspect transferred to Angola, tried to escape St Tammany jail
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Sounds like a typical northshore hit job. This is gonna get memory holed just like that fire chief’s wife in Slidell.


Idk if you can hide this one. That is an extremely safe area. shite like that does NOT happen there. This’ll be a huge ordeal


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bodies found burned being investigated as double homicide

you mean to tell me they didn't spontaneously combust?

i call shenanigans...


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re: Update: Covington murder suspect transferred to Angola, tried to escape St Tammany jail
Once the identities are revealed, this will rock Covington to its core. Horrible, horrible crime.


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I’m not gonna be the one to break the story but this is going to be a major story/investigation


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re: Update: Covington murder suspect transferred to Angola, tried to escape St Tammany jail
Spill it.


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Once the identities are revealed, this will rock Covington to its core. Horrible, horrible crime.


Its crazy.


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Absolutely. Word is getting out and it is unbelievable


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Details


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PokerPastime


you should be banned. i hate fricks like you.


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