AG’s Office Closes Criminal Investigations With Five Arrests
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced his office's Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested five fugitives in three separate investigations this week.
Landry shows he will not be caught resting on his laurels as the state's new Attorney General. Some of the suspects have earned lengthy rap sheets for narcotics charges and violent crimes.
(Editor's Note: The suspects' information and the arrest details below were provided by Attorney General Jeff Landry.)
Edward C. Jones, 30, of Tickfaw was captured Monday, Feb. 15 by General Landry’s FAU, with the assistance of the Hammond Police Department Street Crimes Unit and the Mandeville Police Department.
Jones was arrested on arrest warrants, from Mandeville Police Department, for Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearm, Carrying of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, Distribution/Manufacture or Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Reckless Operations of a Motor Vehicle stemming from a recent vehicle pursuit that occurred in Mandeville.
In addition, Jones was charged by the Hammond Police Department with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance.
Jones was transported and booked into the Hammond City Jail as a fugitive from the Mandeville Police Department. He is currently on Parole for a previous conviction for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Illegal Carrying of a Weapon with Controlled Dangerous Substance.
Nicholas D. Jarrell, 24, and Tyderia Nicole Beverly, 30 of Baton Rouge were arrested by General Landry’s FAU and the Mandeville Police Department, after being wanted from a January 16, 2016 incident at a business in Mandeville. They was charged with Simple Robbery and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Jarrell is currently on Probation for Felony Theft.
Riddick Franklin, 21, of Baton Rouge, and Denissea West, 21, of New Orleans were captured Thursday, February 18, 2016 by General Landry’s FAU and the Denham Springs Police Department. They were arrested on arrest warrants issued by the Denham Springs Police Department for Home Invasion (Franklin) and Principal to Home Invasion (West) from a Christmas Day 2015 incident in which Franklin is accused of the unauthorized entry of a residence while armed with a gun. West is the accused getaway driver from the home invasion.
Both men were booked into the Orleans Parish Prison as fugitives from the Denham Springs Police Department. Attorney General Jeff Landry’s FAU was assisted in the fugitive investigation by the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.