Update: ‘Killing spree’ post leads to terrorizing charge

Published 6:14 pm Monday, December 7, 2015

LAPLACE — A former LaPlace resident wanted for terrorizing by local authorities is actively avoiding arrest, authorities said.

Angela Perkins

Angela Perkins

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre said Angela Perkins, 54, posted a social media threat Thursday on the St. John Talk Facebook page that read, “Thinking about going on a killing spree.” As of press time Tuesday morning, Tregre said it appears the suspect is avoiding law enforcement officers.

“We believe she is actively avoiding arrest,” he said. “We don’t take these types of threats lightly, especially in this day in age. A warrant has been issued, and I have teams out trying to locate her. It appears to be a general statement, but we need to get her in here to get her side of the story. It’s a St. John warrant because she made a threat on a site that was specifically set up in St. John Parish.”

Perkins, formerly of LaPlace, is believed to be in Kenner.

“After investigating the complaint and exhausting all leads to contact Perkins, detectives obtained a judicial court ordered arrest warrant for Angela Perkins for terrorizing,” Tregre said Monday evening in a release to media members.

Sgt. Dane Clement said authorities have checked multiple addresses in relationship to the suspect and tried multiple phone numbers linked to her and, thus far, have been unsuccessful in finding her.

Law enforcement agencies in Kenner and Jefferson Parish are assisting in the search.

Anyone knowing Perkins’ whereabouts is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

Those with information do not have to testify and may qualify for a cash reward.

Tips may also be submitted at stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php.

Tregre told L’OBSERVATEUR last week that Perkins contacted him personally through social media after the threat was made and authorities anticipated speaking with her Friday.

At the time, the Sheriff said he does not take a threat like this lightly.

“Any post like that we immediately try to locate that person to find out the reason for the threat or statement that was made,” Tregre said.

“An investigation is done and once we locate the person, we proceed from there. We will ask what’s the purpose, motive and what they were hoping to accomplish,” he said. “We would then look into their history, if they took steps to accomplish what they posted and if it was a viable threat or is this someone in need of another type of assistance.”