Suspect wanted for allegedly killing his father in Lafayette arrested after vehicle crash in St. Mary Parish

A 23 year old man who allegedly killed his father in Lafayette on Monday was arrested later that evening in St. Mary Parish.  Willie Thomas, Jr. is suspected of killing his father, 53 year old Willie Thomas, Sr., who was found dead in his Lafayette home and is believed to have died of head trauma.

Willie Thomas, Jr. was injured in a vehicle crash which occurred around 7:30 p.m. Monday evening near the Chitimatcha Locks in the Charenton area. He was transported to a hospital due to his injuries.  Once he is discharged, he will be transferred to Lafayette Parish and will be booked on a charge of second degree murder.