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Iberville Parish Carjacking Suspects Arrested in Jefferson Parish

On Sept. 1, Louisiana State Police Troop B received information regarding a carjacking that occurred in Iberville Parish.

The license plate and description of a white Chevrolet Equinox was broadcasted to Troopers. The vehicle was believed to be traveling on I-10 towards New Orleans.  At approximately 3:00 am, while on proactive patrols during Hurricane Ida recovery, Troopers observed a vehicle matching the description traveling east on I-10 on the Bonnet Carre Spillway. A traffic stop was conducted and the vehicle was occupied by three adults and five small children.

While working in conjunction with the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office, Troopers learned that the driver, later identified as 26-year-old Ashton Davis and a passenger, 22-year-old Aldon Ducre both of Orleans Parish, abandoned a vehicle in Gross Tete, along with a female passenger and five small children.  This vehicle was later determined to be stolen from Orleans Parish.  After abandoning the vehicle, Davis and Ducre approached the Chevrolet Equinox in a gas station parking lot and carjacked the occupants at gunpoint. The victims were able to provide a description of the suspects clothing which was consistent with that of Davis and Ducre. After stealing the Equinox, Davis and Ducre returned to pick up the passengers they abandoned.

During the investigation, a search of the vehicle yielded 2 loaded firearms, one of which was determined to be stolen. As a result of the investigation in conjunction with information provided by the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office, Davis was placed under arrest for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Child Endangerment, Speeding, No Seatbelt, No Driver’s License and an outstanding warrant.  Ducre was also placed under arrest for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Child Endangerment and No Seatbelt. Both were booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.

The female passenger along with the children were released and taken to their residence. The Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming.