LaPlace man charged in November robbery

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 29, 2010



LAPLACE – A 19-year-old LaPlace man was arrested Wednesday on armed robbery and attempted first-degree murder charges in connection with a November incident in which he robbed a man and fired shots at the victim’s LaPlace trailer home.

Travalen Narcisse, of 223 Carmichael Lane, turned himself in just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, said Capt Dane Clement, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office. Clement said Narcisse had been wanted since Nov. 5 after he and 17-year-old Brandon Fields of LaPlace robbed a 24-year-old man at gunpoint near a Beech Street trailer home.

Fields was tracked down at his home in the 200 block of Joe Parquet Circle and arrested by Felony Intercept deputies in January, Clement said. He said Fields remains incarcerated on armed robbery, aggravated criminal damage to property and attempted first degree murder charges.

According to a Sheriff’s Office report on the robbery, the 24-year-old male victim told authorities two men robbed him of cash and his wallet sometime around 9 a.m. Nov. 5. The man told police both men were armed with handguns and said one of the men fired one shot at him, which struck and damaged his trailer home.

Clement said deputies later learned that the bullet traveled through the trailer, continued through a second trailer and finally came to rest on the floor of a third trailer. He said all three trailers were occupied at the time of the shooting, and no one was injured in the incident.

Clement said the victim was able to identify the two men as Narcisse and “BB,” who was later identified as Fields.

Narcisse was booked into the Sherman Walker Correctional Facility in LaPlace on charges of attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, three counts of aggravated criminal damage to property, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and contempt of court. Clement said Narcisse is being held on a $525,150 bond.