July 31, 2017  |  04:20 pm

A man wanted for a New Orleans murder is now behind bars in St. Tammany Parish.

A call came into St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office dispatch Tuesday morning (July 25) about a man acting suspiciously in the Laurent Road area of Slidell.
A resident was leaving her home when she observed a man acting oddly. She told the dispatcher that he started walking away from her home when he saw her, but she noticed after she drove away he turned around and was walking back toward her home. She became concerned since she was leaving the residence unoccupied and called to ask a deputy to go check him out.

A deputy responded but initially could not find anyone matching the description the woman provided. However, as the deputy was driving out of the neighborhood, he observed what looked like the man in the back seat of a vehicle at another residence.

Upon questioning, the man provided several different fictitious names and the reason he gave for being in the neighborhood continued to change. This prompted the deputy to run his name and discover he had a warrant from New Orleans Police Department for second-degree murder. He was also wanted for a probation violation.

Roosevelt Rumbley (DOB 12/15/1987; 1127 Louisa Street, New Orleans) was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail as a fugitive.
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Deputy Meredith Timberlake – 985-809-8207 or meredithtimberlake@stpso.com
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Deputy Suzanne Carboni – 985-809-8227 or suzannecarboni@stpso.com