UNION PARISH (KNOE 8 News) - Update: Oct. 27, 2015 at 4:50pm
Union Parish sheriff’s investigators booked a Department of Corrections inmate Tuesday afternoon with manslaughter in connection with the October 18 beating death of another inmate at the Union Parish Detention Center.
Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates said Clarence Steward, 50, of Shreveport, was booked in connection with the beating death of James Moore III, 63, of Bogalusa. Bond on the new charge was set at $75,000.
Steward is already serving state time for simple robbery. Moore was serving time on a burglary conviction, Gates said.
Moore was first taken by ambulance to Union General Hospital in Farmerville and from there was airlifted to University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport where he died the night of October 20 from injuries inflicted during the fight, Gates said.
A fight between two state Department of Corrections inmates at the Union Parish Detention Center has resulted in one dying and the other facing a homicide charge.
Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates said Wednesday that his department received word Tuesday night that James Moore III, 63, of Bogalusa, died at University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport from injuries resulting from the fight. The sheriff’s office was notified about 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Inmate Clarence Steward, 50, of Shreveport, will be facing a possible homicide charge after the investigation is completed, Gates said.
Sheriff’s detectives reported that Moore was carried to Union General Hospital in Farmerville, but was then airlifted to the Shreveport hospital later that evening.
Moore was spending time in prison on a burglary charge while Steward is incarcerated for simple robbery.
The parish detention center is operated by the Union Parish Police Jury.