Micheal Lynn Halford, 32, of 44 Chuck Lane in Greensburg was arrested and booked into the St. Helena Parish Jail on charges of first degree murder and arson.
Forensics test were conducted and Halford's DNA matched the DNA Found on Mr. Hornsby's body.
The killing occurred on or around the evening of August 6. Mr. Hornsby's body was found on August 7 by a mail carrier. "We 're very glad that we've been able to arrest somebody for the death of John Nelson Hornsby," said Chief Joe Chaney. The motive for the killing of Mr. Hornsby is not known at this time. According to reports Halford had recently worked on Mr. Hornsby's truck. Halford lives less than two miles from the victims home. Chaney said the investigation of this homicide is on-going .