Dakota Theriot Bio, Wiki, Age, Parents, Girlfriend, Shooting, Louisiana Shooting, Arrest, Charges, Confession
Dakota Theriot arrested in connection to the killing his parents and three others confesses
Dakota Theriot Gender: Male
Dakota Theriot Ethnicity: Caucasian
Dakota Theriot Nationality: United States
Dakota Theriot Age: 21
Dakota Theriot Parents: Keith Theriot and Elizabeth Theriot
Dakota Theriot Biography
Dakota Theriot is a resident of Gonzales, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish, east of Baton Rouge. On Saturday, January 26th, 2019, Theriot allegedly shot and killed five people, including his parents, in two neighborhoods around Baton Rouge in what appeared to be a domestic dispute.
Dakota Theriot Parents
Theriot is a son of Keith and Elizabeth Theriot.
Manhunt Launched for a man accused of killing his parents and three others
Dakota Theriot is currently in custody in Virginia after five people were shot dead across two parishes in Louisiana on January 26th, 2019. Theriot was arrested on the morning of January 27th. The incidents occurred in the Livingston and Ascension parishes of the state. Ascension is 25 miles southwest of Baton Rouge, while Livingston is 35 miles east of the state capital. The killings all took place before 10 a.m., police said.
Speaking to the media, Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre said, “This is probably one of the worst domestic violence incidents I’ve seen in quite: for a young man to walk into a bedroom and kill his mother and his father and then kill friends in Livingston that he had a connection with.”
HOMICIDE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY
Today deputies with our office took Dakota Theriot wanted for homicide in LA into custody. He arrived at a family home pointing a firearm out of the window. Deputies challenged him and he surrendered w/o incident and is at NNRJ w/o bond pic.twitter.com/eBME7todl8
— Richmond Co. S.O. (@RichmondCoSO) January 27, 2019
Theriot was apprehended by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. In a statement, the sheriff’s office said that Theriot will be brought back to Louisiana to answer to his charges. The Baton Rouge Advocate reports that authorities believe that Theriot drove for 16 hours to get from Louisiana to Warsaw, Virginia. Sheriff’s deputies caught up with Theriot in the driveway of his grandmother’s house. He was taken into custody without incident and, according to the Advocate, the suspect made “several statements” about the killings in Louisiana.
The shooting incidents are reported to have occurred in the Livingston and Ascension parishes of the state. The parishes are around 70 miles west of New Orleans and 25 miles southwest of Baton Rouge. The police said the killings took place before 10 a.m.
Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre said, “This is probably one of the worst domestic violence incidents I’ve seen in quite: for a young man to walk into a bedroom and kill his mother and his father and then kill friends in Livingston that he had a connection with.”
In Livingston Parish, three people were shot dead. They have been named as Billy Ernest, 43, Tanner Ernest, 17, and Summer Ernest, 20. The three were found inside their mobile home in the town of Walker. Police have not released a motive for the shootings and have not revealed Theriot’s connection to the Ernest family. We can confirm that Theriot was Facebook friends with Summer Ernest. On his Facebook page, Tanner Ernest says that he was part of the class of 2020 at Denham Springs High School.
The Baton Rouge Advocate has referred to Theriot as Summer Ernest’s boyfriend. A neighbor of her family told the Advocate that two of Summer’s youngest siblings ran to the neighbor’s home to sound the alarm.
Dakota Theriot Confesses to Killing 5 People
Dakota Theriot confessed to committing the grisly Louisiana rampage with a gun stolen from one of the victims — his father, police said Tuesday, January 29th. Dakota Theriot told detectives he carried out the killings on Saturday morning in the Baton Rouge suburbs before driving more than 1,000 miles to his grandmother’s house in Virginia, where he was arrested, police said. During a joint news conference Tuesday in Louisiana, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard and Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre said Theriot will face five counts of first-degree murder once he is returned to Louisiana.