Three more charged in Sherwood shooting

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 16, 2011



LAPLACE – Authorities in St. John the Baptist Parish have arrested three additional suspects in connection with the shooting and armed robbery of a LaPlace man earlier this month.

Jordan Sylvan, 18, 299 Elm St., LaPlace, Destiny Warren, 17, 1541 Natchez Lane, LaPlace, and Angelique Bridges, 18, 28 Pampas Drive, LaPlace, turned themselves in Friday evening after learning that detectives were searching for them, said Capt. Dane Clement, a spokesman for the St. John Sheriff’s Office. Clement would not say how detectives linked the trio to the incident.

According to a release regarding the shooting, deputies were called to the intersection of Mt. Vernon Drive and Sherwood Drive at about 12:25 a.m. Feb. 3, where they found a 20-year-old LaPlace man bent over on the walkway.

The unidentified man told deputies that he was visiting a friend in the 3000 block of Sherwood Drive when six or seven other people entered the home, and one started shooting.

According to investigators, the victim fled the house and knocked on several doors in the neighborhood seeking assistance. Clement said several of those residents alerted police to the shooting.

Clement said during the course of the shooting investigation, investigators determined a robbery had taken place at the Sherwood residence in addition to the shooting, but he would not say what was stolen.

Sylvan was charged with attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to armed robbery and is being held on a $200,000 bond.

Warren was charged with principal to armed robbery, conspiracy to armed robbery and child desertion. Clement said Warren’s 7-month-old infant was with her during the incident. Warren is being held on a $130,000 bond.

Bridges was charged with principal to first-degree murder and conspiracy to armed robbery. She is being held on a $125,000 bond.

Clement said all three remain incarcerated at the Sherman Walker Correctional Facility in LaPlace.

St. John detectives are continuing to investigate the incident and, Clement said, more arrests are expected. Anyone with information regarding the incident should call St. John Parish detectives at 985-359-8769 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.