Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office seeks Honduran man in rape case _lowres

Gerson Rodriguez

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday night that an arrest warrant has been issued for Gerson Rodriguez, 27, on a count of first-degree rape.

The office said an investigation by Detective Chris Vado resulted in a “positive identification” of the suspect, but it released no information about when or where the rape occurred.

Gerson drives a blue Nissan truck with Louisiana license plate X961460.

He is originally from Honduras and may be trying to leave the area, the JPSO said.

Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to contact Vado at (504) 382-5242 or Lt. Curtis Matthews at (504) 616-8654.