Man arrested for murder in Ponchatoula bar

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:54am

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 45-year-old Springfield resident Robert E. Jenks.

Jenks was taken into custody on June 28, 2014, after allegedly shooting and killing 55-year-old Harold Bart Oliphant Sr. in a Ponchatoula bar on HWY 22.

The two subjects were engaged in an altercation when Jenks armed himself with a handgun and shot the victim in the abdomen.

The victim later died from his injures at approximately 8:00 p.m. at a nearby medical facility.

Jenks was arrested on scene and charged with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm in an alcoholic beverage establishment. 


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