BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested Darnell Mealy, 24, for the murder of his grandfather.
Mealy is accused of shooting James Spears, 75, around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at a home on Abraham Drive. Officials say the two were involved in an argument before the shooting. After the incident, Mealy fled the scene in Spear’s van.
Mealy was apprehended around 1:30 a.m. with the vehicle on Plank Road.
Mealy has been charged with Second Degree Murder and was booked into Parish Prison.