LaPlace man arrested in Saturday shooting

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 4, 2009


LAPLACE — A 46-year-old LaPlace man was arrested Saturday after he fired a gun on another man who used to live at his residence, according to a release from the St. John Sheriff’s Office.

Carlos Jones, 46, 2208 W. Canterbury Drive, was apprehended at his home around 12:43 p.m. Saturday after deputies were called out to the area in response to the shooting, said Lt. Andy Breaux, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office. Breaux said Jones was booked with attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property and is being held at the Sherman Walker Correctional Facility in LaPlace on a $215,000 bond.

According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, the incident began when Jones got into a verbal altercation with a 50-year-old LaPlace man who used to live in Jones’s apartment. The victim was a prior tenant who had moved out of the apartment weeks before Jones moved in, Breaux said.

The victim had returned to the apartment to check for his mail and began to argue with Jones, the new tenant. Breaux said investigators do not know what led to the confrontation.

As the victim was driving away from the area, Jones fired shots from a handgun that hit the victim’s vehicle. Authorities said no one was injured in the shooting. Breaux said deputies at the scene recovered a handgun that is believed to be the weapon used by Jones.