Sheriff’s Office: Jail inmate left his job

The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office said Saturday it was searching for missing inmate Jamarr Smith, 20.

Deputies went to pick up Smith at the end of his shift at his “transitional work assignment” at a local restaurant but found he’d already left, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Smith was sentenced in July to a five-year sentence for second possession of marijuana.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 827-8505.

Tenn. man accused of sex with N.O. teen

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office said Saturday it has arrested John Lynch, 53, of the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area and booked him on two counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The Sheriff’s Office said he engaged in intercourse with a New Orleans girl, 15, whom he met several months ago on the Internet.

The girl was in Lynch’s car with him on Wednesday when St. Bernard deputies stopped him for a traffic violation in Chalmette, the Sheriff’s Office said. After investigation, it was determined that the teen was from New Orleans but was visiting relatives in St. Bernard.

Detectives said the two met on the Internet, and Lynch drove to Louisiana to meet her.

Lynch was booked initially on one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile, but additional charges were added as a result of the investigation. His bail is now set at $750,000.

Armed woman robs men on Bundy Road

Four men, ranging in age from 20 to 30, drove to the 7000 block of Bundy Road in eastern New Orleans about 10 p.m. Friday to meet a woman, police said.

When they arrived, they were met by a different woman armed with a handgun. She took the victims’ cellphones and a total of $2,200 in cash.

Man cut with knife after argument Saturday

About 2 a.m. Saturday, two men were arguing in the 2600 block of Dreux Avenue. Police said Darrin Resendez, 50, grabbed a knife and cut the other man, 53.

The victim refused treatment, and Resendez was arrested at the scene and booked on aggravated battery by cutting.

JPSO reports robberies, attempted murder

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reported these crimes:

The Puccino’s restaurant at 3544 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, was robbed about 10 a.m. Saturday. The robber was armed. No one was hurt.

A man and a woman were the victims of an armed robbery in the 4200 block of Division Street in Metairie about 4 a.m. Saturday. No one was hurt.

A male juvenile was the victim of an attempted murder in the 15400 block of Stella Place in Marrero. The incident was reported about 5 a.m. Friday. His injuries were not life-threatening.

Woman sentenced for Social Security theft

Laverne Rose, 69, of New Orleans, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to theft of government funds. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt sentenced Rose to 15 months in prison. She also was ordered to pay full restitution.

According to court documents, Rose admitted she stole $282,400 from the Social Security Administration over 23 years. She had a joint bank account with her father, who died in 1990. Unaware of his death, Social Security continued wiring retirement benefits for him to the account.

Rose received and spent the money until 2014, when the Social Security Administration learned her father had died. She admitted that she knew the payments should have ceased and that they did not belong to her.