Police seek man accused of pointing gun, choking female date after Bourbon Street argument

(Picture: Jakuan Collins | NOPD)
A 27-year-old man is accused of a Saturday incident in which he pointed a gun and choked his female date following an argument on Bourbon Street, according to New Orleans Police.

New Orleans Police officials said the incident was reported shortly before 6 p.m. in the 300 block of Bourbon Street, where Jakuan Collins (pictured) was involved in a verbal argument with his date before brandishing a gun at the victim and briefly choking her.

Through an investigation, detectives identified Collins as a suspect in the incident and obtained an arrest warrant on suspicion of charges that included aggravated battery and aggravated assault of a dating partner, according to New Orleans Police.

In addition, police officials have warned the public that Collins has been known to carry a firearm.

Anyone with information or knows the whereabouts of Collins is urged to contact NOPD at 504-821-2222, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll free 1-877-903-7867.

Reports: 42-year-old man arrested after tip jar stolen, woman punched in the face after pursuit near Jackson Square

A 42-year-old man was arrested by New Orleans Police Sunday and is accused of stealing a tip jar and punching a woman in the face after she tried chasing him following the altercations near Jackson Square.

The incident was reported as an armed robbery with a knife at about 3:48 p.m. near the intersection of Decatur and Saint Ann streets, NOPD logs show.

New Orleans Police said the alleged suspect identified as Kenneth Carlson, stole a knife from a 47-year-old woman shortly before stealing a tip jar from a 59-year-old woman, who was able to retrieve the tip jar, according to nola.com.

Additionally, police said a 50-year-old woman briefly pursed Carlson on foot before he punched in the face, the newspaper reported.

Carlson, however, had been previously arrested earlier this month on a charge of simple battery but was released on his own recognizance with the condition he enter a drug and alcohol treatment program, according to WVUE.

As Carlson was being transported to the facility, Carlson jumped out of the vehicle when it stopped at an intersection, according to the news channel, citing court records.

A court subsequently issued an arrest warrant for Carlson, but wasn’t arrested until after Sunday’s incident.

Orleans Parish Justice Center online records show Carlson was booked into jail on suspicion of charges that include armed robbery, resisting a police officer, simple battery and theft.

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2 men arrested by NOPD on suspicion of armed robberies targeting lone female pedestrians

Two men were arrested on suspicion of charges related to a series of armed robberies that occurred in the city, including one that nearly resulted in the death of a victim in the French Quarter, according to New Orleans Police on Monday.

Gregory Davis, 35, and Dwan Harris, 29, were arrested as part of the investigation into three armed robberies, according to the NOPD.

Police said the incidents occurred on April 17 at about 11:54 a.m. in the 700 block of Girod Street and at about 2 p.m. near the intersection of Frenchmen and North Rampart streets, and at about 1:25 a.m. in the 100 block of Burgundy Street.

During the incidents, New Orleans Police said the two men allegedly targeted single female pedestrians, pointed a gun at their heads and stole their pursues or carry bags.

In the Burgundy Street incident, one of the suspects reportedly fired a single shot near the victim’s head, according to NOPD.

Through an investigation, Eighth District detectives positively identified Davis and Harris as the alleged suspects before obtaining warrants for their arrests on charges of armed robbery and one count of attempted murder.

Additionally, detectives discovered that Davis and Harris are both currently in custody of the Tangipahoa Parish Jail and are awaiting extradition to Orleans Parish to face charges there, according to NOPD.

Anyone with additional information on these incidents is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080.

NOPD identifies, seeks man wanted in connection to December 2021 Canal Street auto theft

New Orleans Police on Monday identified a man wanted on suspicion of an auto theft charge after a car was taken on Canal Street in December 2021.

Larry Howard, 19, is wanted in connection to the incident that occurred Dec. 24, 2021 in the 500 block of Canal Street, according to New Orleans Police.

Anyone with information on the incident and/or Howard’s whereabouts is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

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NOPD: Tennessee man wanted for pointing gun at couple, assaulting female on Burgundy Street

Cory; photo courtesy of NOPD.

An arrest warrant was obtained for a Tennessee man who pointed a gun at a couple and striking a woman along Burgundy Street on Friday, according to New Orleans Police on Wednesday.

The incident was reported shortly after 5 a.m. in the 400 block of Burgundy Street, where 47-year-old Thomas Allan Cory pointed a gun at a male and female victim, and threatened to shoot them, according to NOPD.

Police officials said Cory then struck the female victim in her face, causing her to fall on the ground and sustain a head injury, which required hospitalization.

Through an investigation, police identified Cory, who is believed to be a resident of Hampshire, Tenn. An arrest warrant was obtained for Cory on two counts, including aggravated assault with a firearm and second-degree aggravated battery, according to NOPD.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or Cory’s whereabouts is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111, or toll-free at 877-903-7867.