01/06/2022 Homicide Investigation leads to an arrest for Second Degree Murder

Homicide Investigation leads to an arrest for Second Degree Murder

On December 29, 2021, The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit began investigating the homicide of 21-year-old Maya Ann Gaspard of Bunkie, LA.  Gaspard died of a fatal gunshot wound.

As a result of the investigation, 30-year-old Damarion Demond Prater of Bunkie, LA was arrested by the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office pursuant to an Arrest Warrant issued by the 12th Judicial District Court for the offense of Second Degree Murder.  Bond was set at five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00).

This remains an active investigation, and there is no further information available at this time.

Damarion Prater
Damarion Prater