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Suspect in Bossier City Double Murder Arrested in Bogalusa

Brandan S. Butler
Brandan S. Butler/BCPD

A 26-year-old man wanted for the murders of two women in Bossier City on Mother’s Day is now behind bars.

Brandan Butler of Bossier was taken into custody early this morning by authorities in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and arrested on a Bossier City warrant charging him with two counts of first-degree murder.

Detectives with the BCPD’s Violent Crimes Unit secured the warrant after evidence from their investigation linked Butler to the murders. When they learned he was in Bogalusa, they called the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and deputies were able to locate him. He was arrested without incident.

Butler is charged with murdering 24-year-old Jacqueline Beadle and 26-year-old Karyl Ann Cox at the home they shared in the 3000 block of Bragg Street. Jacqueline’s mom went there to check on her after not hearing from her since the Friday before, when Jacqueline took her child to her mother’s house for babysitting.

Butler, who was friends with the women, allegedly shot them both inside the house, then drove away in Cox’s car, which police later found parked in the 4800 block of Sheryl Street.

Butler remains jailed in Bogalusa, but will be extradited to Bossier City in the next few days. His bond is set at $2-million.

Authorities in Bogalusa did recover a weapon when they took Butler into custody. It is not yet known if the weapon is connected to the homicides.

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