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25-Year-Old Woman Wanted For Attempted Murder In The French Quarter

July 15, 2013

Cheralynn Peterson, 25, is wanted for Attempted Second Degree Murder involving a physical altercation that took place July 14, 2013 at approximately 2:00 A.M., near the intersection of North Peters and Beinville Streets.    

Peterson and the victim were involved in a physical altercation at which time Peterson stabbed the victim numerous times.  The victim was transported to the hospital with lacerations to her neck, back, shoulder and arm. The victim is in stable condition at the hospital. 

A Warrant has been issued for Cheralynn Peterson for Attempted Second Degree Murder which was signed by a Magistrate Judge for her involvement in the attack. 

Peterson is approximately 5’07”, 5’08” tall with a thin build, dark complexion and a braided hairstyle and my attempt to flee to Houston Texas.     

Peterson was previously arrested for Theft, Simple Battery, Possession of Narcotics, Criminal Damage to Property and Disturbing the Peace. 

Detective Michael Flores is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504)658-6707/ and/or CrimeStoppers at (504)822-1111.


Citizens with information that can help locate Cheralynn Peterson are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information.  You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward.   Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS at

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 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: 7/15/2013 4:21:23 PM

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