Third suspect in Nederland murder arrested

Published 2:14 pm Friday, June 8, 2018

The third suspect in the capital murder of Michael Legg was arrested Friday morning in Port Arthur.

The arrest of Dcobien James Dorsey, 19, was made about 10:30 a.m. by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office warrant division. Justice of the Peace Nancy Beaulieau signed the warrant for the May 9 murder of Legg at his home in the 8100 block of Beauxart Garden Road, according to a press release from Nederland Police Department..

Bond is set at $1 million.

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Two other suspects — Ashlie Cherie Martinez, 24, and her boyfriend Duane Lamonte Owens Jr., 23 — were also charged with the death of Legg on May 24.

Affidavits for the arrests of Martinez and Owens stated that Owens brought a firearm into Legg’s residence and Martinez broke a bottle of wine over the back of Legg’s head while the other suspect or suspects struggled to gain control over Legg. Once Legg was incapacitated and died, Martinez took his firearm and cell phone and the other suspect or suspects took other items.

Police learned that Legg’s cell phone had powered down in the 2600 block of Euclid in Beaumont, which is where Martinez and Owens reside.

The couple was arrested by Beaumont Police and SWAT for an unrelated felony charge and later charged with the capital murder of Legg.