New Orleans area police briefs for April 6, 2013

Shooting suspect arrested on Thursday

A Kenner man accused of nearly killing a man in a River Ridge shooting earlier this year was arrested Thursday.

Earl Ivey Jr., 24, was booked with attempted second-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a weapon in connection with the shooting of a 27-year-old man near the intersection of Newton Street and Cumberland Street on Valentines Day.

The victim was shot multiple times in the stomach and face but survived, according to an incident report. Investigators found crack cocaine and a gun with the victim.

Ivey was arrested by a task force of local and federal officials. During the arrest, authorities also arrested Corey Brisco, 31, after they found narcotics at the location where Ivey was found.

Man found dead in midcity apartment

A 60-year-old man was found dead sitting next to a bed in his midcity apartment on Friday morning.

Police said they found Harry Anderson in his room in the 300 block of South Jefferson Davis Parkway around 5 a.m. Neighbors reported a disturbance between a man and woman at the location, but when police arrived they found Anderson alone. Officers gained entry into Anderson’s room because its door was slightly ajar, according to a report.

Paramedics tried to revive Anderson, but he was pronounced dead at the scene from an unknown cause, police said. Chief Investigator John Gagliano said the Orleans Parish Coroner’s will conduct an autopsy on Anderson on Saturday to determine his exact cause of death. Neighbors at Anderson’s home, which is part of a rooming house with multiple residences, declined to discuss his death Friday.

Jefferson drug sting nets $35,000 seizure

A collaboration between the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and Drug Enforcement Administration resulted in the seizure of $35,000 from a man police said was looking to purchase two kilograms of cocaine.

Carl Sutton, 38, of New Orleans, was booked with attempted possession of cocaine after authorities said he arranged to purchase 2,000 grams of cocaine for $40,000. Police said Sutton brought $35,000 to the drug buy and expected to receive $5,000 in credit. According to an arrest report, Sutton was negotiating with an undercover police officer the entire time.

Man brandished gun in domestic dispute

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Marrero man Thursday after authorities said he pulled a gun on his girlfriend and tried to throw her out of their home in her underwear.

Russell Easley, 46, was booked with criminal trespassing, domestic abuse battery and domestic abuse battery-aggravated assault, according to an arrest report. Authorities said that Easley had a fight with his girlfriend in the 2500 block of Sandpiper Circle Thursday. During the altercation, authorities said Easley pulled a gun and then tried to push the woman out of the residence while she was unclothed. The victim was able to fight him off until police were called out.

Man accused of breaking into home

A 19-year-old man was arrested Thursday after authorities said he climbed through a window at his ex-girlfriend’s home and beat her up last month.

Jacquell Caine was booked with aggravated burglary and home invasion, according to Magistrate Court records. Police said that on March 24 Caine went to the home of his ex-girlfriend because he wanted to talk to the girl after their recent break-up. When the woman and her friends refused to let him inside, Caine jumped a gate and climbed through a rear window, the records said.

The victim locked herself in a bathroom, but Caine refused to leave until she came out. The records said that when the woman left the bathroom, Caine began berating her and then punched her in the face. He later fled the home on foot.

Two women stabbed in separate incidents

Two women were stabbed in separate incidents on the west bank Friday afternoon, but neither victim was seriously injured.

The first incident was reported at 2:09 p.m. in the 1100 block of Aberdeen Drive in Harvey. Authorities said the victim received minor injuries in the incident. The second incident was reported about 20 minutes later in the 2500 block of Barataria Boulevard in Marrero. In that incident, a woman also received minor injuries.

Victim still missing in canal accident

A 32-year-old man whose truck was found floating in the Myrtle Grove Canal on Thursday night still has not been located by authorities.

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for Manuel Navarro, who apparently crashed his truck in a single vehicle accident shortly before midnight Thursday in the 14000 block of La. 23. Deputies found Navarro’s truck about seven hours after the man’s friend alerted authorities to the accident. It was completely submerged with its roof barely visible.

Investigators believe Navarro was impaired at the time of the crash, and his friend reported that the man called him to report that the vehicle was filling up with water after the crash. Navarro is from Hammond and was working in Plaquemines Parish.

Candlelight vigil
set for volunteer

A local nonprofit is hosting a candlelight vigil on Sunday for a teenage AmeriCorps volunteer slain in the city earlier this week.

Green Light New Orleans is planning the vigil for Joseph Massenburg, 18, who was killed while in New Orleans working with Green Light through AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps. The march and vigil will begin at the corner of Jeannette and Dublin Street at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Compiled by Allen Powell II, New Orleans bureau