2 of 3 suspects jailed
in Algiers carjacking
New Orleans — Homicide detectives have arrested one of the three men they believe murdered a man in a carjacking in Algiers last month, and another suspect was taken into custody in Mississippi.
Investigators say Marke Simmons, 20; Jaroid Washington, 17; and Milton Wilson, 17, approached 27-year-old Fernando Eyzaguirre as he sat in his car in the 5100 block of General De Gaulle the morning of Nov. 25. Eyzaguirre was ordered out of the car at gunpoint and offered no resistance, police said, but he was gunned down. Simmons, Washington and Wilson then got into Eyzaguirre’s car and fled the scene, police said.
Three days later, Eyzaguirre’s abandoned car was located in Waveland, Miss., when it was taken into NOPD custody for evidence.
Through further investigation, Detective Timothy Bender identified Simmons, Washington and Milton as suspects.
Marke Simmons was recently booked in a Jefferson Parish prison on narcotics charges. He was to be booked with first degree murder and carjacking upon transfer to Orleans Parish, police said.
Washington was located in Waveland and taken into custody by Mississippi authorities. He was transported to New Orleans on Wednesday night and booked with carjacking and first degree murder.
A warrant for carjacking and first degree murder has been issued for Milton Wilson. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 911.
Suspect booked with attempted murder
New Orleans — Police have arrested a teenager and booked him with attempted murder after authorities say he shot the manager of an Uptown eatery on Tuesday.
Nathaniel Jones, 19, was booked with attempted first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery after police say he shot a man during a botched robbery at “Dat Dog” eatery on Freret Street. Jones is being held on $500,000 bond.
According to magistrate court records, a man came into the store Tuesday morning through an open rear door. Once inside the suspect pulled a gun on a manager and demanded money, records say. The manager took him into a back room and attempted to open a safe but failed as the robber yelled at him to hurry up or be shot.
The records say that another employee came into the room, and while the suspect was distracted, the manager tried to wrestle the gun away from him. During the struggle, the manager was shot in the arm, and the robber fled. A Crimestoppers tip gave authorities the possible identity of the gunman, and witnesses picked Jones out of a photo lineup, the record says. He was arrested without incident.
Belle Chasse senior held in school threat
Belle Chasse — A Belle Chasse teenager accused of threatening to kill his classmates and teacher remains in custody without bond, and has been found mentally competent to stand trial.
Leonard Jourdan III, 18, has been in custody since Monday, when the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office booked him with terrorizing.
Authorities say Jourdan threatened to kill students and a faculty member at Belle Chasse High School on Friday.
Jourdan underwent a mental evaluation and was found competent to stand trial. Police said he told them he was joking when he made the threats.
Man accused in home invasion
New Orleans — Police arrested a man after authorities say he and two accomplices tried to rob an eastern New Orleans marijuana dealer and then had a shootout.
Damion Abram, 21, was booked with aggravated burglary after authorities say Abram forced his way into a home on Morrison Road with another man while both carried long rifles. The men engaged in a shootout with a man at the home, police said, but no injuries were reported.
According to magistrate court records, Abram, Trey Mitchell and an unidentified man schemed to rob a local marijuana dealer. Mitchell, who was friends with the dealer, went into the man’s home to scout it out, and then the other two suspects busted in.
The drug dealer’s girlfriend and three small children were home at the time. The robbery was thwarted when the dealer was able to retrieve a gun and scare off the men.
Waggaman drug dealer gets 25 years
New Orleans — A 31-year-old Waggaman man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on Thursday after he admitted to selling crack cocaine earlier this year.
Jules Rodrigue was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lance Africk for possession of a firearm while engaged in drug trafficking. Rodrigue was caught with the drugs and less than $1,000 in cash in 2011, but because he already had a prior federal conviction, he faced a stiffer sentence.
Police: Thief busted returning to store
Metairie — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office booked a Metairie man with theft Tuesday after authorities say he tried to steal from the same Metairie electronics store twice.
Clayton Aucoin was booked with theft in excess of $1,500, criminal trespassing and several municipal attachments after deputies say he tried to steal a camera from an electronics store on Veterans Boulevard.
According to an arrest report, authorities caught Aucoin on video stealing a camera in October, but he managed to escape the store before a deputy could catch him.
He removed the camera from a display case using wire cutters, police said. He was captured Tuesday when he returned to the same store and was caught by an employee there.
N.O. man accused
of making threats
New Orleans — A dispute between two New Orleans neighbors ended with an arrest Wednesday, after police say one of the participants made death threats and retrieved a gun.
Charles Patterson, 53, was booked with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of simple battery and possession of a firearm by a felon. According to magistrate court records, Patterson argued with a female neighbor, hit her with a stick, and then threatened to kill her while holding a shotgun.
No one was seriously injured in the incident.
Compiled by The Advocate’s New Orleans bureau