Crowley Police Investigating Two Murders – Victims Identified
CROWLEY, La. (KPEL) -- Two suspects were arrested after two separate murders in Crowley Sunday.
Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson said police were called out at about 3:00 p.m. to a domestic disturbance at a home on Westwood Drive. When officers arrived, the victim was found laying on the ground about 100 yards from the home, Gibson said.
"The officers discovered that the victim had a faint pulse and began CPR; however, the victim died on the scene," Gibson said.
Investigators determined 26-year-old Ericka Soloman allegedly stabbed the victim in the upper body, Gibson said. She was taken into custody and charged with second degree murder.
The victim Joseph Smith and Soloman were in a relationship together according to the Chief.
Police were called out two hours later to a home on west Hutchinson Avenue where Gibson said a male suspect allegedly pulled a woman into the home.
Once officers arrived on the scene, a second call was received indicating the male suspect had possibly shot the woman, Gibson said.
"Our officers breached the residence and discovered that the female victim had been shot one time in the head," Gibson said.
Police were directed to a home on West 6th Street, where they arrested 40-year-old Marlon Mayfield and charged him with second degree murder, Gibson said.
Gibson says Mayfield shot his wife Theressa. The two were married, but they were separated at the time of the shooting.
Both Soloman and Mayfield were booked into the Acadia Parish Jail, and both cases remain under investigation.