Thursday, May 16, 2013

Nice work NOPD and USMFTF

Shawn Scott (Akein's brother) in custody leaving 5th District station.

“Investigators learned that four people were aware that Akein Scott was wanted for last Sunday’s shooting, but did not turn him in and instead, provided him comfort and aid.

These individuals are 32-year-old Nakia Youngblood, 22-year-old Bionca Hickerson, 28-year-old Brandy George and 19-year old Justin Alexander. 

All four are in custody, and are charged with Accessory After the Fact of Attempted Second Degree Murder and Relative to Obstruction of Justice by Harboring a Fugitive. 

And through further investigation, detectives learned that 24-year-old Shawn Scott, Akein’s big brother, also participated in this crime- which gave us probable cause to seek an arrest warrant for him.

The NOPD and the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force headed out again at 7 this morning, and located Shawn Scott in the 9600-block of Haynes Boulevard. He attempted to flee, but was quickly apprehended.

He, like his brother, will be booked with 20-counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder as well as charges for possession of cocaine and heroin. At this time, he’s still being interviewed by investigators.

We believe that Akein and Shawn are involved in Gangs and are associated with the Frenchmen and Derbigny Boys.
I can’t tell you the pride I have today in the NOPD and the people of New Orleans. It’s such an honor, and a privilege to work with the men and women of this police department. The Fifth District lead detectives Robert Hurst, Rayell Johnson and Sgt Gary Lacabe simply did extraordinary work. And they had exemplary leadership in Commander Chris Goodly and Lt Chris Hart.

And of course we want to thank all members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force who work with us- which includes all local, state and federal agency law enforcement partners.

And it’s also important to thank the people of New Orleans, who chose to stand with us- and not with the cowards, who caused much more than injury- but caused fear and intimidation. Those cowards lost today. .. and we have won. 

We are seeing a change in New Orleans…an IMPORTANT change. By using Crime Stoppers to anonymously and safely report information to help us, the fear and intimidation that Gangs try to use to operate are disappearing – now, we get a lot of information and the Gangs NEVER KNOW WHO TOLD US!", said Chief Serpas.

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