Kenner man arrested for carjacking and kidnapping

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Kenner, LA 70062

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 Contact:  Lt. Brian McGregor


 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:    12/21/16

   Kenner man arrested for carjacking & kidnapping   

 Kenner - On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, the U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Task Force and the Kenner Police Department arrested Clyde Reed, 35, of 619 Warren Street, Apartment B, Kenner, Louisiana.  Reed was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant which charged him with the crimes of theft of goods, carjacking, simple kidnapping, negligent injuring, simple battery, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, & hit and run driving. 

 On December 15, 2016, Reed entered the Walmart located at 9812 Veterans Boulevard, in Kenner, where he selected a television from the sales rack and placed it in a grocery shapping cart.  Reed then proceeded to push the grocery cart past all points of sale and exited the business without paying for the television.  Once confronted by personnell at Walmart, Reed abandoned the stolen television, and ran into the parking lot where he jumped into a 2014 Ford F-150 pickup truck that was parked with its engine running.  Unbeknown to Reed, the owner of the truck, a 28-year-old male was resting on the rear seat.  The owner was rousted when Reed entered the truck and quickly accelerated, taking the truck.  A fight ensued inside the Ford F-150 between Reed and the 28-year-old male victim; as Reed proceeded to flee with the truck.  During the altercation betwwen the owner and Reed inside the Ford F-150, Reed struck the victim and then crashed the carjacked Ford F-150 into a 1986 GMC SUV that was traveling in the parking lot.  After the crash, Reed then jumped from the truck and fled the area on foot.  The driver of the 1986 GMC, a 24-year-old male had to be extricated from his vehicle by emergency personnel.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for lacerations to his head. 

 At the time of this press release Reed remains in custody, no bond has been set. 

 Chief Michael J. Glaser encourages anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact Kenner Police Detective Aaron Savoie at 712-2301.





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