𝐌𝐄𝐓𝐀𝐈𝐑𝐈𝐄 𝐌𝐀𝐍 𝐀𝐑𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐀𝐆𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐊𝐈𝐃𝐍𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐀𝐑𝐌𝐄𝐃 𝐑𝐎𝐁𝐁𝐄𝐑𝐘
Published 8:47 am Friday, March 31, 2023
On March 29, at 6:54 P.M., the Kenner Police Department responded to a call for service regarding a disturbance and vehicle theft complaint, which had occurred approximately 30 minutes prior, in the 3300 block of Colorado Avenue, Kenner.
Officers learned that the suspect, later identified as Reginald White, 24, Metairie, La, was involved in an altercation with his girlfriend of 5 months. During the altercation it was alleged that Reginald White armed himself with a handgun and forced his girlfriend into her vehicle, against her will, and to drive to several nearby ATM machines. Reginald White then under threat of harm made his girlfriend make several withdrawals until her account access was suspended.
After forcing the victim to making the bank withdrawals, White then drove the victim to her residence where he forced her out of her vehicle and fled the area.
At 9:04 P.M., Kenner Police Officers observed the victim’s vehicle being operated on 33rd Street and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver, later identified as Reginald White, refused to stop and led officers on a vehicle pursuit which ended at West Metairie and North Lester in Metairie. During the pursuit, a handgun was discarded from the window of his vehicle.
Reginald White and a second person fled from the vehicle on foot in which White was quickly apprehended. The identity of the second person is unknown at this time. The discarded handgun was recovered.
Upon searching Reginald White, 6.4 grams of marijuana and a debit card belonging to the victim were located on his person.
Reginald White has been charged with four counts Armed Robbery, Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Aggravated Assault of a Dating Partner, Obstruction of Justice, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Stolen Things, Felon Carrying and Illegal Weapon.
Anyone having any information are asked to contact the Kenner Police at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Crime tips can also be submitted to the Kenner Police Department website: https://www.kennerpd.com/