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NOPD Detectives Arrest a Man in Last Month's 8th Ward Killing

August 01, 2013

(August 01, 2013)-Today Members of the NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad arrested 31-year-old Nytilex”Lex” Jones at a residence in the 2600 block of North Villere Street, for fatally wounding 38-year-old Samuel Kelley. Officers found Kelley shot multiple times at the intersection of North Derbigny and Mandeville Street, Saturday July 27, 2013, around 4:45pm.

Detective Justine Rice was able to develop Jones as a Suspect through citizen involvement.  Jones was booked into Central Lockup and charged with One Count of Second Degree Murder.

Jones has been previously arrested for Attempted 1st Degree Murder(2008) Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Possession of Crack Possession, of Marijuana 1st, 2nd and 3rd Offense, Extortion, Simple Battery, Domestic Simple Battery, Misrep of Name, Bringing Contraband into jail, Unauthorized Use of a Moveable, Criminal Trespass, Lewd Conduct, Reckless Operation, Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License.

A photograph of Nytilex “Lex” Jones is attached to this release.

Homicide Detective Justin is in charge of the investigation.

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. To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit .    

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Officer Frank B. Robertson, III

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Last updated: 8/5/2013 5:37:52 PM

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