FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Detective Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: March 5, 2010
SUSPECT ARRESTED IN KENNER KIDNAPPING / THEFT
KENNER - Joseph Leonard,
17, was arrested earlier today (March 5, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.) in
reference to the February 21, 2010, child kidnapping and theft
of a motor vehicle that occurred outside the Brother’s Food
Mart, located at 1227 Veterans Boulevard,
Leonard was located and arrested by
members of the U.S. Marshall’s Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force.
Acting on a crime tip, members of
the U.S. Marshall’s Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force located
Joseph Leonard in the 2600 block of
Augusta Street, in
Joseph Leonard was interviewed by Kenner
Police Detective Jesse Johnson.
Leonard confessed to the theft of
the motor vehicle.
Leonard told detectives that he
realized the child was in the back seat while driving to New Orleans.
Leonard admitted to abandoning that
child and vehicle in the 1200 block of
in New Orleans.
Joseph Leonard was charged with the crimes
of kidnapping and theft of a motor vehicle.
Joseph Leonard remains in custody.
No bond had been set.
Caraway urges anyone with information concerning this incident,
to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222, or
Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Detective Jesse Johnson is in charge of the investigation.