Sabine DA: Barthelemy murder charge expected Monday - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Sabine DA: Barthelemy murder charge expected Monday

© Arrested: Robert Barthelemy, 34 (Source: DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office) © Arrested: Robert Barthelemy, 34 (Source: DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office)
© © KSLA- Tony Procell, 25 © © KSLA- Tony Procell, 25

WINN PARISH, LA (KSLA) -Charges are expected to be upgraded Monday for Robert Barthelemy, the man accused of kidnapping and killing Tony Procell.

Sabine Parish District Attorney Don Burkett says Barthelemy, 34, is expected to be charged with 1st degree murder.  He is currently in the Sabine Parish Detention Center, charged with aggravated kidnapping and home invasion.

The Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office will assume jurisdiction in this case, Burkett said.  The move has the support of the federal and state authorities.

Authorities believe they found Procell's body near the end of Sand Point Road, near the banks of Saline lake.

Crime scene investigators were on the scene Sunday evening processing evidence collected at the scene.

The body was found in a shallow grave in an area they had been looking for Procell, said Joe Dewil with the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office.

It has not been positively identified, but Dewil says they are confident it is Procell.

Procell, 25, had been missing since Tuesday, after he is believed to have been kidnapped at gunpoint by Natchitoches police officer Robert Barthelemy.

On Sunday, Procell's family confirmed that they had asked the non-profit search and rescue organization Texas EquuSearch to assist. They were set to meet with sheriff's officials on Monday morning.

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