Two Jackson Parish Juveniles Charged as Adults in Winnfield Murder Case

Two Jackson Parish juveniles surrendered to Winn Parish law enforcement officials on Thursday, July 7, 2022, in connection to the May 7th murder of Jatreion Starks.

Lavontae C. Burks, DOB: 4/21/2005, and Jarrion D. Peels, DOB: 6/1/2005, were arrested and charged with Armed Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder.

A juvenile continued custody hearing was held last Thursday afternoon before Judge Anastasia Wiley. District Attorney Chris Nevils presented evidence and requested that the juveniles be tried as adults due to the severity of the crimes. Judge Wiley ordered the cases be transferred to adult court and released the defendants to their parents/guardians. The defendants’ arraignment dates are pending.

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