Man, 42, arrested in 2014 fatal stabbing
Authorities have arrested 42-year-old Evangelisto Ramos in connection with the November killing of Trinece Fedison, New Orleans police said Thursday.
Ramos was arrested Wednesday in Port Fourchon with the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Greater Lafourche Harbor Police.
Fedison was killed Nov. 26 in the 3300 block of Danneel Street.
A city building inspector discovered his partially clothed body inside a garbage can in the rear yard of an occupied residence. He had been stabbed.
Homicide Detective Bruce Brueggeman later identified Ramos as a suspect.
Ramos will be extradited to New Orleans and booked on a count of second-degree murder.
Gang members guilty on drug, gun charges
Two members of the Young Melph Mafia street gang have pleaded guilty in federal court to federal drug and gun charges.
Ruben Geiger, 21, and Darius William, 23, both of New Orleans, were part of a larger conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in Central City and commit acts of violence against rival gangs, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
They admitted conspiring to possess and actually possessing with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine and conspiring to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes from 2008 to August 2014.
On the drug charges, the duo face a maximum of 40 years in prison. On the gun charge, both face a maximum of 20 years.
They will be sentenced April 15 by U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt.
Four other YMM members — Jacobi Boyd, Alfred Cobbins, Deontre Hills and Shawn Gracin — previously entered guilty pleas and face the same potential sentences. Five other defendants — Jawan Fortia, Jeffery Wilson, Dedrick Keelen, Delwin McLaren and Brian Scott — are scheduled for trial on April 20.
Police looking for assault suspect
New Orleans police are looking for one known man and two unknown men in connection with an assault.
The incident took place about 11 p.m. Monday in the 4800 block of Louisa Drive. A woman told police she was in her driveway when she heard gunshots and saw Freddie Smooth, 24, in a silver Nissan with two other men. According to police, Smooth got out of the car and yelled at the woman that he was going to harm her boyfriend.
Smooth allegedly then fired a shot at her vehicle and fled.
Anyone knowing where to find Smooth or the other two men is asked to call 3rd District detectives at (504) 658-6030 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Armed robbery suspect at large
Police said they have identified a suspect in an armed robbery Tuesday in New Orleans East.
According to police, Bernette Darby, 33, arrived at an ex-girlfriend’s house in the 6800 block of Parc Brittany Drive about 3:30 p.m. They immediately began to argue about the cleanliness of the house.
Darby then asked her if she had any money, and she said no. Darby then allegedly slapped her, pulled out a pistol and demanded money. The victim gave him $350, and he left.
Once apprehended, police said, Darby will be booked on armed robbery and simple battery counts. They said he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective James Kish at (504) 658-6070 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Ex-football player arrested in Kenner
A former LSU and professional football player who spoke up for the homeless living under the Pontchartrain Expressway this summer was arrested this week in Kenner and booked on a count of aggravated battery after he allegedly hit another man in the face with a cinder block and punched and kicked him.
Malcolm Scott, 54, was booked in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on Saturday night, where he remained Thursday in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Scott, who told The New Orleans Advocate he was living in shelters when he was interviewed before the city’s sweep of the area under the expressway south of the Central Business District, is accused of attacking Darryll Irvin.
Irvin, who lives in a Kenner apartment complex where Scott has been staying, said the cause of the alleged attack goes back to a wallet Irvin found about a week before. Irvin said he gave the wallet to Scott after Scott told him he knew the owner. A short time later, Irvin saw the man he thought he recognized from the driver’s license photo and directed him to Scott.
According to Irvin, the man said Scott told him he had given the wallet to the attendant at a nearby gas station, but when the man went to the station he was told no one had turned in a wallet. The man then called Kenner police.
Irvin said the police could not find Scott at home and that when he and Scott crossed paths on Saturday, Scott began cursing him out. Irvin said he stepped inside his house, grabbed a kitchen knife and came out onto his stoop to defend himself, but Scott allegedly threw a cinder block at his head and kicked and punched him after he fell to the ground, bloodying his lip and breaking his toe.
Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department, said police believe Scott was the aggressor in the incident.
Scott played tight end for the New York Giants in 1983 and three games for the New Orleans Saints in 1987.