FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Detective Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: June 28, 2010
Individuals suspected of straw
purchase lead officer in chase, two arrested
- On Sunday, June 27, 2010, at 2:19 p.m., Kenner Police officers
attempted to stop a 2002 Nissan Sentra that was possibly
involved in a straw purchase at the Great Southern Gun & Knife
show which was being held at the Pontchartrain Center, located
at 4545 Williams Boulevard in Kenner.
As officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the
unidentified driver refused to stop the vehicle and led officers
on a vehicle chase.
Four male subjects carrying guns abandoned the car in the
Greenlawn Subdivision, located in the 1900 block of 40th
Street in Kenner.
gave chase, they were able to locate two of the four suspects.
Arrested were Kenneth Boyd, 23, who provided the address
of 143 Mott Lane,
Des Allemands and Arlester Washington, 26, who provided a home
address in Castro
Both were charged with the crimes of possession with the
intent to distribute marijuana 29.9 grams, possession of a
firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies, illegal
carrying of weapons and flight from an officer.
recovered 29.9 grams of marijuana, one box of .50 caliber
ammunition, one box of 9 mm ammunition, one 9 mm magazine, an
empty Glock pistol box and a loaded .380 semi automatic handgun.
Kenneth Boyd has a felony conviction and is presently on
probation for attempted distribution of cocaine until 10-3-2012.
has a felony conviction in
California and is on probation for
possession of a controlled substance.
The identities of the two suspects that got away are
Salvador Mangano is in charge of the investigation.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning
this incident, to call the Kenner Police Department at (504)
712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.