Fight about pool table ends in man’s death
One man is dead and another behind bars after a fight about a pool table early Wednesday at a Metairie bar, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
A little before 4:20 a.m., Andan Anwar, 40, and Todd Garvin, 46, both of Metairie, began to argue about the availability of a pool table at J.R.’s Sports Bar and Grill, 7001 Veterans Blvd., said Col. John Fortunato, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
As the argument continued, Aaron Ullrich, 37, of Metairie, walked over and punched Anwar in the jaw, Fortunato said.
Anwar fell to the ground, and Ullrich and Garvin ran out of the bar.
Anwar died a short time later at the scene. An autopsy found he died as a result of a blow to his head.
Ullrich was arrested and booked with manslaughter.
He admitted to investigators he punched Anwar, Fortunato said.
Ullrich has an arrest history in Illinois for domestic battery and aggravated battery, Fortunato said.
Three booked with stealing church’s items
Two people and their daughter were arrested Monday after they allegedly took electronics, water coolers and generators from a church construction site, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.
Paul Mikell, Clariese Jones and Olivia Jones were each booked on counts of simple burglary of a religious building and were being held on $30,000 bail, according to Capt. George Bonnett. Mikell was booked on one count, the others on two counts each. Olivia Jones is the daughter of Mikell and Clariese Jones.
The three allegedly admitted that on the night of Sept. 12, they went to the El Bethel Apostolic Ministry, 57361 Allen Road,n Slidell. While Mikell waited in his car, the two women removed electronics, music equipment and generators from the church. Later that same night, before the burglary had been reported, Clariese Jones was booked on an unrelated charge, Bonnett said.
Mikell and Olivia Jones sold some of what they had stolen to help bail Clariese Jones out of jail, he said.
On Sept. 16, Clariese and Olivia Jones went back to the church and stole more items, which the trio attempted to sell at a garage sale at their Slidell home, Bonnett said.
When detectives went to the garage sale, they found several of the missing items; after obtaining a search warrant for the house, they found other items.
Suspected drug dealer arrested in Chalmette
A man living with his parents in Chalmette was arrested after he was found to have $700 worth of heroin, more than $2,000 in cash and paraphernalia for distributing drugs, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Danon Barton had been identified as a heroin dealer, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Deputies stopped him as he left his parents’ home and said they found he had a small bag of the drug in his pants and $1,500 cash.
Barton, 35, was released from prison six months ago after serving nearly 15 years for armed robbery. He is on parole through 2015.
A search of his parents’ home on Sept. 20 turned up a quarter-ounce of heroin worth about $700. More than $700 in cash was found in Barton’s bedroom, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Barton was booked with possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held without bond as a parole violator.