Arrest after LaPlace man carjacked at gunpoint

Published 11:40 am Wednesday, October 8, 2014

LAPLACE — A St. John Parish man responsible for carjacking a victim at gunpoint has been apprehended in St. Charles Parish, authorities said.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence in the 2400 block of Amy Drive in LaPlace following an armed robbery report at 7:46 p.m. Tuesday.

A 23-year-old male victim told deputies when he was dropping off friends at a residence in the 2500 block of North Sugar Ridge Drive, a man entered the front passenger seat and demanded money.

The victim said after the gunman entered his car, he made him drive to his house to get money. Once at the victim’s house, the victim said the robber pointed a gun at him and then fled the area in the victim’s car, a black 2014 Dodge Challenger.

No one was injured.

Jonell Butler, 30, of 337 Homewood Place in Reserve was arrested Tuesday by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office and booked, according to authorities, with aggravated flight from an officer, hit and run, speeding, failing to obey crossing rules, illegal possession of stolen things, criminal damage to property, felony carrying of illegal weapons, simple burglary, driver not licensed and fugitive from St. John Sheriffs Office.

According to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office report, Butler was apprehended after a vehicle pursuit from Norco to St. Rose.

Sgt. Dane Clement of the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office said upon Butler’s release in St. Charles Parish, he will be arrested and booked by St. John Parish authorities in relation to the carjacking.