Hanover man found dead in Louisiana Motel 6
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 11:00 AM
Louisiana police have identified a Hanover man, who was in violation of his probation, as one of two people found dead Sunday inside a Motel 6 in Baton Rouge.
The man, Steven Wayne Ashley Jr., 38, was found deceased along with Amy Hadden, 33, of Baton Rouge, by motel staff Sunday afternoon.
A report from the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office listed Ashley's apparent cause of death as a drug overdose, and police said no foul play was suspected. An autopsy has been scheduled and authorities are also planning a toxicology screen.
Ashley had a warrant for his arrest in Jefferson County stemming for a Community Corrections violation.
In February of this year, Ashley was sentenced to seven years at the Indiana Department of Correction, all suspended except time served, probation, community corrections for felony possession of a controlled substance and being a habitual substance offender.
Through Community Corrections, he was on a monitoring device and was last seen with another Community Corrections participant on June 22 at Shipley's Tavern. A field agent later visited Ashley's home but could not locate him.
On July 24, a warrant for Ashley's arrest was filed in Jefferson County Superior Court.
Baton Rogue Police Department said in a news release that both deaths are still under investigation, and noted that Hadden and Ashley were known associates.