(Update) Teenagers arrested in LaPlace after firearms call

Published 3:39 pm Monday, July 6, 2015

LAPLACE — Three teenagers were arrested Sunday after a call to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office warned of two males with handguns.

Alteron Diggs

Alteron Diggs


Deputies responded to the 600 block of Revere Drive in LaPlace’s Cambridge Subdivision at 6:27 p.m. Sunday in response to the call. Authorities said when deputies arrived, they saw two subjects matching the clothing description of the reported males.

Aaroneshia Patterson

Aaroneshia Patterson

“Deputies recovered a loaded handgun from a car where deputies saw one of the subjects crouch down,” a release from Sheriff Mike Tregre said. “Based on the recovered evidence and witness accounts, deputies arrested Alteron Diggs, 17, of East 15th Street in Reserve and booked him with illegal carrying of a weapon, an attachment and disturbing the peace — offensive, derisive, annoying words to another.

Tregre said deputies also arrested a 16-year-old male juvenile of Revere Drive and booked him with illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile.

“During the investigation, an assisting deputy asked several onlookers to step back while deputies conducted the investigation,” Tregre said. “After several requests, one subject, who deputies identified as Aaroneshia Patterson, 18, of Revere Drive, refused to move on, continued to interfere in the investigation and cursed (at) the deputies.”

Tregre said when deputies arrested Patterson, “she became combative and physically resisted deputies.”

Patterson was booked with resisting a deputy with force or violence, battery of a deputy, resisting a deputy and disturbing the peace — offensive, derisive, annoying words to another. As of press time Tuesday, Diggs remained in custody in lieu of a $15,400 bond set by Judge Sterling Snowdy and Patterson remained in custody in lieu of an $8,250 bond set by Snowdy.

Sgt. Dane Clement said the juvenile was released to the custody of a parent three hours after his booking.