Pair charged with man’s murder

A planned tryst with a Houma woman following what he thought was a social networking courtship led the death of a Slidell man, according to authorities announcing the conclusion of an investigation last week that spanned four parishes.

Terrance Calloway, 28, and Dana Lemar, 23, were arrested last Wednesday in a raid on a trailer at the Daniel Turner Trailer Court led by a Houma Police Department SWAT team, and charged with the murder of 25-year-old Cordaryle Robert.

He was last seen by family members the previous Friday, according to authorities, and told them he planned to go to New Orleans after working in Pearl River.

The next day, Robert’s Cadillac Escalade was found burned in a Lafourche Parish cane field near Laurel Valley Road and Wednesday morning a body found in a Harvey drainage ditch was identified as that of Robert. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said Robert had been shot.

Calloway and Lemar were booked into the Terrebonne Parish Jail on warrants through the 24th Judicial District Court for second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.

The rims and tires on the vehicle were also removed, Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said. Officers with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Houma Police Department, and Slidell Police Department conducted a joint investigation, and Calloway and Lemar were identified as suspects in the case. According to Webre, a cup found near the SUV was traced to a convenience store. Video at the location included one of the suspects. •

Murder scene