Police in Slidell said they jailed a New Orleans murder suspect out on $150,000 bond following a domestic dispute involving him and two women Sunday afternoon.
Brandon Alexander, 30, was booked on counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, simple battery and simple battery by domestic violence, a news release from Slidell Police Sgt. Daniel Seuzeneau said Monday.
While the counts against Alexander are misdemeanors, Seuzeneau said Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal hopes his arrest on the north shore will be enough to have the bond in the murder case in New Orleans revoked.
New Orleans police allege Alexander, 30, fatally shot 31-year-old Dwayne Hitchins Jr. in the 200 block of North Rendon Street on May 15 several hours after both men had gotten into a fight at the House of Blues in the French Quarter. He was booked on one count of second-degree murder on May 26, and he later posted $150,000 bond for his release from jail.
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On Sunday, Slidell police allege, Alexander burst into his girlfriend's home in the Forestwood Apartments in the 2700 block of Mary Street and began beating her and her roommate. Alexander at one point pulled a gun and threatened to kill his girlfriend in an attack whose motive remained unclear Monday, Seuzeneau said.
Alexander fled the apartment, but police caught him a short while later, Seuzeneau said. Both women received treatment from paramedics for minor injuries.
In Monday's statement, Fandal said Alexander's arrest should be taken as a reminder that police in Slidell won't allow their city to be infiltrated by New Orleans' criminal element.