Five people, including a man arrested last June, were indicted in connection with a home invasion/murder that occurred last June, and a nearby home invasion/rape that authorities say happened at about the same time.
Indicted on second degree murder charges this morning by a six woman, four man grand jury was Cameron Mays, 26, of Ruston. Mays was originally arrested about a week after the crimes, and charged at that time with murder and aggravated rape.
One of the other four was indicted on charges of accessory after the fact of aggravated rape, accessory after the fact of second degree murder, and other charges.
The other three were indicted on accessory after the fact of second degree murder, accessory after the fact of aggravated burglary, possession of stolen things, and other charges.
The names have not yet been released by authorities, pending arrests.
The murder victim was 63 year old Susan Hashway, who lived in the Cypress Springs area of Ruston.
See here our coverage of Mays’ arrest.
Sources told Lincoln Parish News Online (LPNO) that the Ruston Police Department (RPD) had devoted extensive resources to the investigation from the beginning.