Second arrest made in Camp murder case

Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan announced Thursday evening the arrest of a 42-year-old Winnfield woman related to the shooting death of Calvin High School agriculture teacher and softball coach Chad Camp last Saturday night.

Jessica M. Shea, whose address was cited as 661 Ed Carpenter Road of Winnfield, was arrested Thursday afternoon at 6:05 by WPSO deputies, said Jordan in a news release.

She was charged with one count of obstruction of justice and four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

Shea was housed in the Winn Parish Detention Center and no bond was set Thursday evening.

Jordan’s statement said “this arrest was in relation to the death of Kevin Chad Camp on 4-15-2023.”

Camp’s 17-year-old son, Andrew, was arrested that night and charged with manslaughter. He remains in custody, with no bond, and he will be tried as an adult.

Jordan called the shooting death a result of “a family situation.”  He said manslaughter is the appropriate charge in this case. Louisiana law says manslaughter applies to a homicide committed in “sudden passion or heat of blood immediately caused by provocation sufficient to deprive an average person of self-control and cool reflection.”

Coach Camp led Calvin to two consecutive Class C state softball championships in 2021 and 2022 after a state runner-up finish in 2019. The Covid pandemic canceled the 2020 season.

The team won its first-round playoff game at home Monday afternoon but was defeated on Tuesday and eliminated from the playoffs.

Camp was also well known regionally as Calvin High’s Future Farmers of America advisor.