Arrest made in slaying of Springhill student-athlete

Updated: Nov. 29, 2017 at 7:45 PM CST
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SPRINGHILL, LA (KSLA) - Police have made an arrest in connection with the slaying of a Springhill student-athlete.

Authorities say 17-year-old Josh D. Lewis, of Cotton Valley, has confessed to killing Jaylen Thomas.

Lewis reportedly told investigators he had a disagreement with Thomas.

Lewis turned himself in as a person of interest early Wednesday morning at the Webster Parish Courthouse in Minden.

He now faces a charge of second-degree homicide.

Lewis will be booked into Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center at Doyline.

Bond has yet to be set.

The penalty for second-degree homicide is a life sentence without benefit of parole.

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