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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Police Apprehend Suspect In A Stolen Car After Car Crash And Foot Chase In Mid City

December 31, 2013

Robert D. Johnson, 21, 6-3-92, was booked with Possession of a Stolen Car and Flight from a Police Officer.  The car chase and apprehension took place 12-29-13 at approximately 7:30 am in the 3100 block of Lafitte Street. 

On 12-23-13 at Jeff Davis and Gravier Street a woman was exiting her car when she was approached by two men.  One of the men produced a gun and demanded her car.  Once the woman complied, the suspects stole her car and fled in her black 2014 Dodge Avenger.    

On 12-29-13, First District and Mid-City Security District Officer John Urrutia was on patrol, when he observed the driver of a vehicle driving erratically in the area. Upon observing the officer's vehicle, the driver attempted to flee the area.  The vehicle struck a stop sign and fire hydrant and at the intersection of Toulouse and North Gayoso Streets. 

Robert Johnson exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Responding First District Officers chased the subject into the block and established a perimeter. The suspect eventually exited the perimeter and was placed under arrest without further incident.  

Robert D Johnson was currently wanted for 2 Municipal Attachments and was previously arrested for Warrants. 

The case is on-going and detectives are investigating to determine if Johnson was involved in the car-jacking.    

The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans is a safer place to live, work and visit.  The police force, which currently employs dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity.  To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit   http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD/

 Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.  

An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.   

Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.  

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Last updated: 12/31/2013 11:28:51 AM

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