Two men posing as construction workers burst into a Metairie home and beat two women Wednesday morning, after which one of the men dragged a deputy down the street as he tried to flee in a Chevy Tahoe, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
What started as a burglary by Allen Narcisse and Ronald Bowman ended with both men in handcuffs and Narcisse facing a count of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato.
The men approached a house in the 2500 block of Bissonet Drive pretending to be construction workers, Fortunato said. After speaking with the residents, the men forced their way into the home and beat two women inside. Deputies received a call about 8:30 a.m. and responded to the scene.
When authorities arrived, Narcisse pretended to be a victim of the attack and told them his mother had been beaten up, Fortunato said.
Deputy Steven Bowman did not believe him. After a physical encounter, Bowman used his Taser on Narcisse.
Ronald Bowman, 37, of Gretna, who is not related to the Sheriff’s Office deputy, took off on foot and was quickly arrested. He was booked on counts of aggravated burglary and resisting arrest.
Despite the Taser prong sticking out of his upper chest, Narcisse was able to run to a tan Chevy Tahoe, according to an arrest report. Deputy Bowman followed and tried to stop the vehicle by reaching inside it, Fortunato said. As Narcisse sped off, the officer was dragged for a short distance before falling to the street below.
Officer Elmore Patin Jr. continued the pursuit, and Narcisse gave up near Bissonet Drive and Veterans Memorial Boulevard. He pulled into the PC Tune Ups parking lot at 5416 Veterans Blvd. and dropped to the ground.
An EMS crew arrived and pulled the Taser prong out of Narcisse’s chest, the arrest report said. A Michael Kors purse belonging to one of the victims was found in his pocket, the report said.
Deputy Bowman was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for injuries to his foot, Fortunato said. The injuries to the women in the house were not life-threatening, he said.
Narcisse, 37, of Westwego, was booked on aggravated burglary, resisting a police officer by force, battery on a police officer, aggravated flight from an officer and attempted first-degree murder of an officer. He already faces charges stemming from a March arrest for resisting arrest and possessing a muscle relaxant without a prescription.