Police arrested two suspects Sunday morning in the Saturday slaying of a man at a carwash on North Sherwood Forest Boulevard, said Sgt. Don Stone, a Police Department spokesman.
The suspects arrested are Jeanpaul Rene Creppel, 34, 12824 Pecos Ave., Central, and Danielle Charie Palermo, 26, same address.
They are accused of killing Jonathan Ellis, 30, 5553 Goodland Drive, Greenwell Springs.
The slaying occurred at about 7 p.m. Saturday when Creppel and Palermo rode together in a four-door Pontiac to a carwash on 2389 North Sherwood Forest Blvd., Stone said.
The couple parked in a bay next to Ellis, who was driving a Chevy pickup, Stone said earlier Sunday in a news release.
After a short time, detectives say, Creppel shot Ellis, Stone said.
Creppel then loaded Ellis’ body into the Pontiac and drove it away, Stone said.
Palermo left the area driving Ellis’ pickup, Stone said.
About an hour and a half later, Baton Rouge police received information that the body of a man had been located under a bridge on Black Mud Road in Livingston Parish between Satsuma and Walker, Stone said.
Detectives found the body and identified it as Ellis.
Detectives found both vehicles involved in the shooting after an anonymous caller said they were sitting in Creppel and Palermo’s driveway, Stone said.
Police took the vehicles from the home and arrested the pair around 8 a.m., Stone said.
Creppel and Palermo were booked into Parish Prison on one count each of first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and armed robbery.
Man charged with attempted murder
Police arrested a man Saturday after he stabbed a woman who was riding in his car and led police on a high-speed pursuit, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Yancy Colborn, 33, was driving near the 9700 block of Old Hammond Highway around 11:30 p.m. when he got into an argument with the woman, the affidavit says.
Colborn grabbed the woman and threw her head into the dashboard, the affidavit says.
Colborn then took out a pocketknife and stabbed the woman in the chest as she opened the door and escaped, the affidavit says.
The woman fled on foot while Colborn kept driving, the affidavit says.
The woman contacted police, who started following Colborn after a police helicopter spotted his vehicle, the affidavit says.
Colborn tried to escape but finally got out of his car around 9700 Swingalong Drive, the affidavit says.
Colborn then led officers in a chase on foot, the affidavit says.
Officers finally caught Colborn and subdued him with a stun gun, the affidavit says.
Officers also found Colborn had anti-anxiety pills called Alprazolam on him, the affidavit says.
Colborn, 10410 Firelight Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of attempted second-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping, unauthorized use of a moveable, flight from an officer, resisting an officer and possession of Schedule III drugs.
Eight people booked on EBR DWI counts
Authorities arrested at least eight people suspected of driving while intoxicated and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them are:
• Amy Burford, 25, 1142 Rodney Drive, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and reckless operation of a vehicle.
• Diego Castillo, 25, 15516 Old Newport Ave., second-offense DWI, failure to obey a stop sign or yield sign and driver’s license required.
• Paul Comeaux, 53, 5415 Springwater Drive, first-offense DWI and failure to maintain control.
• Gregory Cosey, 34, 4008 Harding St., second-offense DWI, disobeying a red light and other laws of the road.
• Toni Grant, 21, 19268 Hoo Shoo Too Road, first-offense DWI, failure to signal and improper turn.
• Deborah Graves, 54, 19 Dogwood Trace, Jackson, first-offense DWI, failure to signal, improper turn and misrepresentation during booking.
• Juan Vargas, 43, 16352 Old Hammond Highway, first-offense DWI, operating a vehicle without lawful presence in the U.S., possession of alcohol in a vehicle, driver’s license required, insurance required, failure to maintain control and hit and run.
• Robert Young, 33, 15014 Ashville Drive, Pride, second-offense DWI.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.