New Orleans area police briefs for March 8, 2013

Norman Phillips Jr.
Norman Phillips Jr.

Algiers homicide suspect arrested

Police announced the arrest of 28-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting last month of a man in Algiers.

Anthony King was booked with first-degree murder by police after they said he shot Jerry Hooker, 21, in the 800 block of Belleville Street on Feb. 27.

Police said the shooting came during an argument between the two men.

Belle Chasse man convicted of rape

The Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s Office announced the conviction of a 61-year-old man for multiple counts of aggravated rape in a case that remains shrouded in secrecy.

Lonnie Arnold will spend the rest of his life in prison because of the conviction, which carries a mandatory life sentence.

Arnold was accused of raping several minors over a two-year period from 2010 to 2012.

Authorities have never released any information on the crimes, included the age or gender of the victims.

Crossing guard hit by car near school

A Slidell parent hit a crossing guard with her car on Thursday morning forcing the man to be hospitalized, but the woman was not cited.

The incident happened in front of North Shore High School as children were being dropped off for school, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The woman told investigators that after her children left the car, she made a right turn onto Panther Drive from U.S. 190.

However, the woman said the sun blinded her, and she didn’t see a crossing guard directing children in the area.

The unidentified man was sent over the hood of the woman’s 2010 Chevrolet Equinox and later taken to Slidell Memorial Hospital. Deputies agreed with the woman’s claim about the sun.

Two men shot, wounded in N.O.

Police are still looking for clues in a double shooting that left two men with leg wounds Wednesday.

The incident was reported at about 6:46 p.m. in the 500 block of Josephine Street. Police said the men were standing outside when they heard gunshots and started running. The victims, who are 27 and 28, were both shot in the right leg.

3 held in robbery
of man in Marrero

Three teenagers were arrested Wednesday after authorities said they robbed and stripped a man Tuesday night.

Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested Dwayne Brown, 17, Akili Bailey, 19, and Asian Bickham, 18, and booked them with armed robbery after authorities said they participated in a robbery in the 5500 block of Jordan Drive around 10:20 p.m.

The victim and a witness told deputies that an armed man got out of car, made him strip off his clothes and then left with the clothing, according to an arrest report.

The victim and witness were able to provide authorities with a description of the gunman and two other men in the vehicle.

When investigators captured the three suspects, they pointed out Bailey as the gunman in the incident, the report said.

Plaquemines deputy arrested, fired

A Plaquemines Parish sheriff’s deputy was arrested Wednesday after authorities said he worked a private detail while being paid for being at his normal job.

Norman Phillips Jr., 35, of Port Sulphur, was booked with malfeasance in office and public payroll fraud, according to Commander Eric Becnel of the Sheriff’s Office.

Becnel said that on Dec. 19, Phillips worked a private detail at the same time he was being paid for a 12-hour shift with the Sheriff’s Office. He said that Phillips admitted the private detail to detectives when questioned Wednesday. Phillips has been employed by the Sheriff’s Office since 2007.

Waggaman shooting suspect arrested

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office booked a 27-year-old Texas man with attempted murder after authorities said he critically wounded a Waggaman man earlier this year.

Allen Walker also was booked with aggravated criminal damage to property and illegal use of a weapon on Wednesday, according to an arrest report. Authorities said Walker shot a 25-year-old man in the 300 block of Jeffers Street on Jan. 18. Police were able to track down Walker and extradite him from Texas thanks to a tip from the victim.

Mobile home burns near Covington

An abandoned mobile home near Covington was destroyed by fire Wednesday night, and fire officials are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

The fire was reported at 70166 Eight St. around 7:44 p.m. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find more than half of the building on fire but were able to get the blaze under control in about 15 minutes.

No injuries were reported in the incident, and officials are looking into reports that teenagers were seen fleeing the mobile home shortly before the fire.

Police: Man caught with marijuana

A Metairie man with a prior conviction for marijuana distribution was arrested Wednesday after authorities said they found nearly three pounds of the drug in freezer bags at his home.

Shedrick Anderson, 43, was booked with possession of a Schedule I substance with intent to distribute, illegal possession of a stolen weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and a firearm, and being a felon with a weapon. Authorities said they also found digital scales at the home in the 1300 block of Dilton Street.

N.O. teen accused
of shooting at two

A teenager is accused of shooting at two of his former high school classmates last month.

Joseph Bienemy, 18, was booked Wednesday with aggravated assault and aggravated criminal damage to property. According to court records, Bienemy shot at two men in the 700 block of St. James Street on Feb. 26. The men weren’t injured, but a home was damaged.

Police said the victims identified Bienemy because they were familiar with him from school.

Compiled by the New Orleans bureau