MCPD Detectives Arrest Three in Homicide Investigation

Dasmine Miller 03022018

Dasmine Miller, 18 years of age, address: Red St. Gray, La., arrested on 3/02/2018 @ 10:55 p.m. 

Charges: Manslaughter
                 Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
                 Possession of Marijuana W/I/T/D
                 Violation of Uniform CDS Law (Drug-Free Zone)
                 Illegal Carrying of Weapons

Brian Mitchell 03022018

Brian Mitchell, 24 years of age, address: Bon Jovi St. Gray, La., arrested on 03/02/2018 @ 10:55 p.m. 

Charges: Principal to Manslaughter
                 Obstruction of Justice
                 Possession of Marijuana W/I/T/D
                 Violation of Uniform CDS Law (Drug-Free Zone)

Nyjul Hillebrandt 03022018

Nyjul Hillebrandt, 21 years of age, address: Lawrence St. Morgan City, La., arrested on 03/02/2018 @ 10:55 p.m. 

Charges: Theft under $1,000
                 Obstruction of Justice

 On March 02, 2018 at 9:24 am, the Morgan City Police Department responded to a complaint of shots being fired in the area of Maine St. Uniformed officers and Detectives of the Morgan City Police Department responded to the scene where they located a 21-year-old male victim, later identified as Nhirobi Dewey with a single gunshot wound.  Investigators were directed to the area of Brashear Avenue by witnesses and bystanders in the area.  Morgan City Police officers and Detectives located two male suspects hiding inside a hotel room in the area.  The subjects, later identified as Dasmine Miller and Brian Mitchell, both of Gray, Louisiana.  Both subjects were detained. 

     The male victim, Nhirobi Dewey succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  Investigators were able to identify a fourth person involved in the incident, Nyjul Hillebrandt.  Morgan City Police investigators were able to locate Hillebrandt at a Terrebonne Parish hospital where he was being treated for nonlife-threatening gunshot wounds.  He was detained with the assistance from Terrebonne Parish authorities and later transported to the Morgan City Police Department.   

     Based on the evidence obtained along with witness statements, it was determined by investigators that the shooting occurred during a narcotics transaction and attempted robbery.  Statements indicated that Nhirobi Dewey produced a handgun during a robbery attempt.  Evidence and statements obtained indicated that the suspect, Dasmine Miller fired a weapon, striking Dewey with a fatal wound.  Evidence also suggested that Miller continued to fire, striking and wounding Nyjul Hillebrandt.  Hillebrandt then fled the scene and made attempts to conceal evidence of the crime. 

     During a search of numerous crime scenes, the suspected weapons involved, along with suspected marijuana and other paraphernalia were located and seized.   Detectives with the St. Mary Sheriff’s Department assisted in a search of the area for additional evidence. 

     Due to a quick response by Morgan City Police Officers and investigators and the cooperation and diligence of the witnesses and others who lived nearby, the subjects were apprehended within minutes.  Arrest warrants were obtained for Nyjul Hillebrandt, Dasmine Miller, and Brian Mitchell.  They were booked into the Morgan City Jail facility and incarcerated.  The investigation is continuing and the Morgan City Police Department would ask that anyone with any information regarding this or any other crime, please contact the Morgan City Police Department Detective Division at (985)380-4605.