APD issues warrants for 2 suspects for Bolton Avenue murder

Demarcus Scales, 33, and LaToshia Thomas, 32. (Image Source: RPSO)

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Alexandria Police Department has issued second-degree murder warrants for Demarcus Scales, 33, and LaToshia Thomas, 32, for the murder of Joseph Roy on Bolton Avenue Thursday.

Alexandria Police has said that Demarcus Scales has several prior weapons charges and is to be considered dangerous.

Scales has a lengthy arrest history including: illegally carrying a weapon, aggravated assault with a firearm, multiple drug charges, aggravated escape, and criminal trespass.

More details to follow.

Joseph Roy was a father of four and also had several stepchildren according to his brother.

The Alexandria Police Department received a tip about Roy's body being found near the bus stop in front of the community center around 2 p.m. A portion of Bolton Avenue was closed as police investigated.

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