Two men accused
of second robbery
New Orleans — Two New Orleans men accused of helping two teenagers commit an Uptown robbery Monday have been accused of committing another robbery two days earlier.
Devante Claiborne, 20, and Devan Stevens, 19, were booked with an additional armed robbery charge in an incident involving a transvestite prostitute on Oct. 27. The two men were already in custody in connection with the robbery of two women and a man near the intersection of Magazine Street and Louisiana Avenue on Monday. In that incident police say they helped the two teenagers who actually robbed the victims escape in a car.
According to court records, the victim of the Oct. 27 robbery saw a report about Claiborne’s and Stevens’ arrest on the evening news Tuesday and immediately notified detectives that they were the two men who robbed him.
That victim was robbed while working in the 2400 block of Tulane Avenue at about 10:30 p.m., according to the report. The 45-year-old victim said he was looking for customers when two men pulled up in a white, Chevrolet Impala. The report says the victim found the men attractive, so he got in the car and directed them to his home.
N.O. man, 18, shot
in front of his home
New Orleans — A New Orleans man told police he was shot Saturday after walking up to a vehicle in front of his home.
The 18-year-old victim was shot in the arm at about 8:35 p.m., according to police. He was sitting on porch near the intersection of North Roman and St. Philip streets when a gray Nissan drove up to the house. The driver motioned the victim over to the vehicle and then shot him.
Man accused of witness intimidation
New Orleans — New Orleans police arrested an 18-year-old man Tuesday after authorities say he threatened another man whom his father is accused of shooting.
David Marcelin was booked with intimidating a witness after police say he showed up at the shooting victim’s house with his father and warned the man to keep quiet. Marcelin remains in custody on $20,000 bond.
According to magistrate court records, Marcelin went to the victim’s home Aug. 7 at about 7 p.m. and told the man that he should drop all charges against Nkenge Marcelin. Nkenge Marcelin was booked with aggravated battery by shooting and simple battery in July, but no court record is listed for him in the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office’s docket master.
Woman beaten, car stolen Tuesday night
New Orleans — A 27-year-old woman told police she was carjacked and beaten Tuesday night.
The incident happened in the 2300 block of Burdette Street in the NOPD’s Second District. The woman said she was getting into her car at about 10:25 p.m. when a man approached her from behind.
The man prevented her from closing the door, forced her out of the vehicle, beat her and then drove away. No suspect has been identified in the incident.
Man accused of beating two females
Lafitte — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office booked a Lafitte man with two counts of domestic abuse battery after authorities say he beat his live-in fiancée and her 16-year-old daughter.
Rod Thomassie, 47, was arrested at his home on Tuesday without incident shortly after police say he beat the two women. According to an arrest report, Thomassie got into an argument with his fiancée that escalated into violence. When the woman’s daughter saw him striking her, she tried to intervene, and Thomassie pushed the girl to the ground. He later dragged her across the floor and beat them both, the report said.
Police: Woman in car tried to hit boyfriend
New Orleans — A 23-year-old Metairie woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she tried to hit her boyfriend with her car because she saw him giving another woman a ride in New Orleans.
Mattinisha Singleton was booked with aggravated assault, aggravated criminal damage to property and aggravated obstruction of a highway Tuesday. She has since been released from custody.
According to a magistrate court record, shortly before 10 p.m. on Oct. 25, Singleton spotted her boyfriend in his vehicle with another woman near the intersection of South Earhart Boulevard and Carrollton Avenue. Singleton rammed the man’s vehicle, and he pulled over on the side of the road.
The report says that when the man got out, Singleton drove her car into the side of the vehicle in an attempt to hit him. The victim was not injured. Singleton was arrested later without incident.
Man’s body found
in burned vehicle
St. Bernard — The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Violet man as a homicide after finding his body in a burned-out car in the eastern portion of the parish.
Christopher Campbell, 28, was found at 11 p.m. near the junction of Florissant and Delacroix highways Tuesday. Police were investigating a fire at the location and found the man’s body after extinguishing the car fire.
Sheriff James Pohlmann said the victim was a car enthusiast, and investigators are looking into whether his death is tied to an illegal racing scene in the parish. Authorities did not release a cause of death for Campbell.
Two men arrested
in stabbing in Venice
Venice — Two Port Sulphur men have been arrested by the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office in connection with a stabbing at a Venice lounge.
Deputies were called out the Den Lounge on Louisiana 23 at about 2:23 a.m. after they received a report of a stabbing, according to Commander Eric Becnel, a sheriff’s spokesman. They found two injured men, one with a bruised face and the other with a lower back wound. Deputies determined that the two victims had been in a fight with Otis Mackey, 38, and Myron Turner, 32.
During the altercation, Brandon Chiasson, 22, was stabbed. Chiasson will later be booked with simple battery as a result of the fight when he is released from the hospital. Mackey and Turner were later arrested at Turner’s home.
By the New Orleans bureau