Suspects Arrested in Homicide Investigation

On October 17, 2012, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested Demetric Whitlock, DOB 11/23/1983 and Rico Collins, DOB 2/19/1979. Both subjects have been charged with two counts of second degree murder for the June 8, 2012 homicides of Dexter Burkhalter and Russell Atkins at 4541 Winnsborro Road in Monroe, Louisiana.

Two search warrants were executed in a collaborative effort by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Shreveport Police Department at two separate residences on Melrose Street in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Demetric Whitlock and Rico Collins were transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center where they are each being held on a $2,000,000.00 bond.

Sheriff Jay Russell would like to commend the investigators and crime scene personnel of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office for a job well done. Sheriff Jay Russell would also like to thank the assisting agencies for helping with the safe execution of these warrants.

Original Investigation Press Release