Police arrest two in Hollygrove homicide
New Orleans police have arrested two men they believe fatally shot an 18-year-old man in Hollygrove earlier this month.
Dwayne Williams, 18, was arrested about 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the 7600 block of Stonewood Street in New Orleans East. He was booked on counts of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a firearm.
Jerry Rixner, 22, was arrested Wednesday in Mesquite, Texas, and is awaiting extradition, police said. Details on the charges he faces were not available.
The shooting occurred July 7 in the 2600 block of Monroe Street. The victim, Joseph Duplessis IV, was found about 2:30 a.m. behind an abandoned house. He had been shot numerous times and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police investigate fatal shooting in Algiers
A 32-year-old man was shot to death late Wednesday night in Algiers, police said.
Jonathan King was killed just before 10 p.m. at the Cypress Run apartments in the 6100 block of Tullis Drive, said Brian Lapeyrolerie, the Orleans Parish coroner’s chief investigator.
Police have not identified a suspect or motive.
Anyone with information is asked to contact homicide Detective Anthony Pardo at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Three killed across city in recent days ID’d
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office has identified several people killed in recent days across the city.
Tyrell Williams, 23, was shot about 7 a.m. July 24 in the 8000 block of Lacombe Street in New Orleans East, said Brian Lapeyrolerie, the coroner’s chief investigator.
Jacorey Carter, 23, was found shot to death about 6:45 a.m. Monday on Shepard Court in Algiers.
The body of 23-year-old Rebecca Demuth was found a little after 11 a.m. Tuesday under the Interstate 10 high-rise near France Road and Almonaster Avenue.
While police have said Demuth was shot, the Coroner’s Office continues to investigate the cause of her death, Lapeyrolerie said.
It was not immediately clear how long she had been dead before her body was discovered.
Police have not publicly identified suspects or motives in any of the cases.
Police: Woman filed false public record
A Covington woman who wanted to open a bar in the city was arrested Wednesday on a count of filing false public records after she allegedly “whited out” her boyfriend’s name on the application and wrote in a friend’s name without the friend’s knowledge, police said.
The saga began when Elbeth Brumfield-Booker’s boyfriend, James Booker, leased a building and applied for a license to open “Club Beamer” on West 29th Street. Because of Booker’s criminal history, the application was denied.
Brumfield-Booker then filed the same application, substituting her name for James Booker’s on the application. That application was denied because she had outstanding city violations, according to Trey Mahon, of the Covington Police Department.
The city then received an application for a permit to open the bar under the name Laura Gaines, a relative of Brumfield-Booker. The application contained a copy of the lease for the bar, but city officials said it appeared that James Booker’s name had been whited out on the lease and Gaines’ name written over it. Officials determined that neither Gaines nor the lessor had any knowledge of the change, and Brumfield-Booker was arrested, Mahon said.
The investigation is ongoing, he said.
Fugitive from Alabama arrested near Slidell
A fugitive from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who is wanted on charges of molestation of a juvenile and sodomy of a juvenile under 12 was arrested Thursday afternoon in the Slidell area, the Slidell Police Department said.
A Slidell detective assigned to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force received information that 28-year-old Christopher Jarrell was in the area.
U.S. marshals, Slidell police and the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office found him hiding in a trailer at the Eagle Lake Trailer Park in Slidell.
After a brief struggle, he was taken into custody. He will be extradited back to Tuscaloosa.