November 03, 2012
Wife: Fatal stabbing came after beating
New Orleans — The fatal stabbing of an eastern New Orleans man on Halloween morning appears to have come after he beat and choked his wife.
Bernard Washington, 38, died at 10900 Roger Drive shortly after 8:10 a.m. from a stab wound in his leg, according to police. Police said Washington was stabbed by his wife, Robin, but they ruled the death a justifiable homicide. On Wednesday, Officer Garry Flot said the stabbing happened after a fight between the couple.
According to a preliminary police report, Robin Washington said that her husband came home intoxicated and began beating and choking her. She relocated to the kitchen, but her husband followed her and tried to hit her again, the report states. She picked up a knife and stabbed him in the thigh.
The report says that the victim later collapsed in the street when his wife was trying to bring him to the hospital. Flot said the couple had been married for about 18 months.
Police set up sting
at Lakeside mall
Metairie — Louisiana State Police arrested a Larose man on Tuesday after authorities said he tried to buy 19 pounds of marijuana at Lakeside Shopping Center.
Nguyen Tran, 36, was booked with conspiracy to distribute a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance after state police say he tried to purchase the drugs from an informant they cultivated earlier that day.
According to an arrest report, state police stopped Tran Vu Thanh in an undisclosed location in western Louisiana and discovered 19 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. Thanh told them he was going to make a delivery in Metairie and agreed to do a “controlled delivery” for state police.
The report states that state police instructed Thanh to set up the sale at Lakeside. They then monitored him and noticed that he received several wireless phone calls from an unidentified individual. After one of those calls, the report states that Tran walked up to Thanh’s vehicle and dropped something on the seat. Police later determined it was $200. Tran refused to talk to police about the incident.
Truck driver accused of stealing gas
Harvey — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Harvey fuel truck driver after authorities said he was stealing gas and selling it to a Bridge City gas station.
Edward Bodden, 39, was booked with three counts of theft of $1,500 or more and theft of $500 to $1,500 on Halloween. Bodden remains in custody and is facing several similar charges.
Bodden is accused of selling gas from his fuel truck to a gas station at 925 Seven Oaks Blvd. on multiple occasions. Details were scarce, but it appears Bodden would divert a portion of shipments to the gas station for cash payments.
Gretna man booked with fourth DWI
METAIRIE — A Gretna man was booked with driving while intoxicated for the fourth time after the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said he crashed into a pole on Airline Drive.
Felder Charbonnet, 40, was arrested on Halloween near Airline Drive and Elise Avenue, according to an arrest report. The report states that the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man slumped over his steering wheel in the roadway. When a deputy investigated, he said, Charbonnet drove up on to the sidewalk while turning before striking a pole in a parking lot.
When the deputy questioned Charbonnet, he admitted to having several drinks, and his blood-alcohol content tested at twice the legal limit.
Sobriety checkpoint announced in N.O.
New Orleans — New Orleans police will be searching for intoxicated drivers Friday night somewhere in the city.
Police announced a sobriety checkpoint in an undisclosed location between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Man shot by driver
of ATV on city street
NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans man was shot in both legs by an unknown man riding an ATV on city streets.
New Orleans police are investigating the incident, which happened in the 1800 block of St. Bernard Avenue about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. According to a preliminary report, the victim said he was walking down the street when a man approached him on the ATV and brandished a weapon.
The man began firing at the victim, striking him in the shin and ankle. The suspect then fled on the vehicle.
the New Orleans bureau