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A man was killed after his motorcycle struck a guardrail on Interstate 10 in Mid-City and he was thrown from it. 

The crash occurred about 9:05 p.m. Sunday on I-10 westbound in the area of South Tonti Street, according to a preliminary New Orleans Police Department report. 

Police said the motorcycle was traveling westbound on an elevated portion of I-10. As it approached a curve it struck the left side of the guardrail. The driver, who hasn't been identified, was thrown from the vehicle to the lower portion of the roadway. He was pronounced dead on the scene. 

In other matters recently handled by local authorities:

• Marlo Ard, 31, was the man who was fatally stabbed on Thursday at an apartment building in New Orleans East for the elderly and disabled, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office said. Police have arrested Darryl Hawthorne, 58, as a suspect in the case.

• New Orleans Police Department Lt. Gervais Allison Sr. was arrested Thursday on allegations of insurance fraud, Louisiana State Police said.

State Police Trooper Melissa Matey said Allison is accused of cashing about $6,300 of disability checks after returning to work. Allison's attorney, Donovan Livaccari, said the insurance company erroneously paid Allison, who has since returned the money. 

Livaccari on Monday said the case was a miscommunication and that Allison had no intent to defraud anyone.

Shortly after his arrest, Allison was released on a $10,000 recognizance bond, records show. He is tentatively due to return to court on the case in July.

• A 17-year-old man was dropped off at University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his back about 9:50 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans police said. Police didn’t say where the shooting occurred but described the victim as being in stable condition.

• New Orleans police investigated three robberies on Sunday, all three of which involved gunplay.

About 7:15 a.m. in the 5500 block of St. Claude Avenue in the Lower 9th Ward, a man took cash at gunpoint from a Family Dollar store and ran away, police said.

Some eight hours later, a 30-year-old woman had her purse snatched off her shoulder by a man who approached her in the 2800 block of Palmyra Street in Mid-City, police said. The victim encountered the man later, prompting him to pull a gun out and shoot it into the ground, police said.

About 8:15 p.m. in the 2500 block of St. Claude Avenue on the edge of the Marigny, a 28-year-old man surrendered his money to a man who placed a gun to his back and ran, police said.

• New Orleans police on Monday released a photograph of a man suspected of shooting an attempted armed robbery victim on Jan. 5 in the 1200 block of North Claiborne Avenue in Treme. The suspect may have been shot during the incident as well, police said. Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

• Jordan Jerel Bailey, 22, is wanted on allegations that he pointed a gun at a woman at the corner of Elk Place and Canal Street in the Central Business District about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, New Orleans police said. Another man who pointed a gun at the woman while threatening to kill her as well as the driver of a car used in the incident haven’t been identified, police said. Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers.

• James Briant, 68, was sentenced Feb. 7 to three years' probation after admitting he lied to obtain Social Security disability payments, U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser's office in New Orleans said Monday. Briant, of Covington, was also ordered to pay about $134,000 in restitution to the Social Security Administration.

• Strasser's office also said Marvin Armstrong, 32, of New Olreans, received a prison sentence of about 5 1/2 years on Thursday for dealing heroin and plotting to deal heroin in a separate case. 

Staff writers Jeffrey Nowak and Ramon Antonio Vargas compiled this report.