Violet man booked with attempted murder, and other N.O.-area police news _lowres

Chad Davis, 27, booked with attempted murder in St. Bernard Parish.

Violet man booked in attempted murder

A Violet man was booked with attempted murder after he allegedly fired 10 shots Sunday night at the car of a man he said was threatening him, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

The driver was hit once in the left hip.

Chad Davis, 27, was taken into custody in connection with the injury.

Davis allegedly used a 9mm weapon to shoot the 34-year-old victim about 9:20 p.m. near Tara Drive and Genie Street.

The two men had an ongoing feud involving a personal matter, Pohlmann said.

Davis claimed the victim drove up as he and another man were standing outside, made “threatening” comments and said he would return. Davis opened fire when the man came back a few minutes later, Pohlmann said.

The victim was treated at LSU Interim Hospital in New Orleans. His injury was not serious.

Six shots struck the victim’s car, including the one that wounded him, and two hit the roof of a home on Tara Drive. No one else was injured.

Davis was arrested later at his girlfriend’s home, where a 9mm gun was found in the backyard, Pohlmann said.

He was being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison after bail was set at $500,000 on Monday.

NOPD investigates Laurel Street rape

A woman told police she was raped early Sunday morning in Uptown.

The incident happened about 12:55 a.m. in the 4800 block of Laurel Street, according to a daily crime log.

The 19-year-old victim told police an unknown man sexually assaulted her at gunpoint.

Police have not identified a suspect.

Violet man dies in motorcycle accident

A 43-year-old Violet man was killed early Sunday morning in Arabi when he lost control of his motorcycle, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Steve Nettleton was riding his motorcycle on West St. Bernard Highway when he crashed at the railroad tracks at Center Street.

Nettleton was headed east when he lost control of the motorcycle, struck a raised median and fell to the ground, sliding more than 100 feet and suffering head trauma, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Nettleton, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene just after 2 a.m.