New Orleans area police briefs for April 27, 2013

Shooting in Gentilly leaves man injured

Police investigated a shooting near the intersection of Mandeville and Industry streets in Gentilly that left an unidentified man wounded.

New Orleans police reported the incident around 12:22 p.m. Few details were released, and police only said that the victim was wounded in the back. No information was released on the severity of his wound.

At the crime scene, the victim’s clothes could be seen strewn around the side yard of a nearby church where he apparently collapsed and received treatment.

Felon booked with weapons possession

A 26-year-old Harvey man with a prior conviction for manslaughter was caught with guns, a bulletproof vest and digital scales at his apartment Thursday.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Lamont London and booked him with being a felon in possession of weapon, marijuana possession, illegal possession of a stolen firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia. London was still on parole from his manslaughter conviction.

According to an arrest report, detectives received a tip that London had a gun and drugs at his home. When they searched the apartment, they found an AK-47 and a handgun, along with the bulletproof vest. London previously pleaded guilty to the slaying of Troy Williams in 2004.

Man, 22, booked with attempted murder

A 22-year-old Waggaman man accused of shooting a man twice last July was booked with attempted murder and armed robbery Thursday.

Troy Paul also was booked with aggravated burglary. According to an arrest report, Paul is accused of breaking into an apartment on Silver Lilly Lane in Marrero on July 25 and shooting a 45-year-old man who lived there. The victim was wounded in the chest and stomach, and he told investigators two men robbed him and shot him after forcing their way inside.

Police link stabbing to fight between cousins

A 25-year old Harvey man was stabbed at his mother’s home earlier this month after he and his cousin argued, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

An incident report from the Sheriff’s Office states that deputies only learned that the stabbing was linked to the argument after the victim initially lied and said he was robbed. The incident happened April 15 in the 1100 block of Tallow Tree Lane in Harvey. When deputies first interviewed the victim, he said he’d been stabbed while standing outside by an unknown man who ran off.

According to the incident report, the victim sustained eight different stab wounds in the incident, but as investigators began to probe the man’s story they found gaps. He couldn’t report exactly where the stabbing occurred, or explain why the robber didn’t steal his phone and wallet at the same time.

Investigators later learned from the man’s mother, who also lied to deputies, that he was stabbed by his cousin, Tanner Simmons, 32, but the victim declined to press charges against his cousin.

Teen booked with rape after condom dispute

A 17-year-old New Orleans boy is being held on $200,000 bond after a young woman told police that he raped her when she told him to put on a condom.

Darrell Douse was booked with forcible rape and extortion, according to court records. The extortion accusation is because police say Douse threatened to kill the victim after she reported the rape to police.

Court records state that on April 18, Douse and the 16-year-old victim were preparing to have sexual intercourse at his residence. The records said the victim had come over to have sex, but before they began, she insisted Douse wear a condom.

Douse refused despite multiple requests and then threw the victim on the bed, the report said.

He then raped her without the condom.

Man booked on rape, molestation counts

A 63-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after police say he molested a woman and several young girls for years.

Ruffin Simon was booked with aggravated rape, molestation of a juvenile under age 13 and sexual battery.

According to court records, Simon abused one woman for more than two decades, and also abused a 12-year-old and an 8-year-old girl.

Police are investigating whether there may be other victims. The report says that Simon would use gifts and money to keep his victims silent.

Parents booked after child, 2, was whipped

Police arrested two parents on Thursday after they blamed each other for whipping their 2-year-old son with a belt.

Tyrnicka Hawkins Johnson, 27, and Eric Johnson, 29, were booked with cruelty to a juvenile. Police say they were called to Children’s Hospital because the toddler had bruises on his legs and pain in his arm. When police questioned the couple about his injuries, they initially tried to blame a babysitter. They later blamed each other after police questioned their story due to the boy’s type of injuries.

Teen killed in dirt bike crash identified

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office has identified a 16-year-old boy who died after he crashed his dirt bike into a tree Thursday.

The Coroner’s Office said that Jaron Jones was killed in the incident on North Dorgenois Street. Police said the accident happened around 7 p.m.

Compiled by the
New Orleans bureau