Fugitive; second suspect arrested after barricaded in Hammond hotel room
HAMMOND, La. (WVUE) - A fugitive from St. Tammany who was wanted on drug charges was arrested after barricading himself in a Hammond hotel room Friday (May 13) morning, according to information from the sheriff’s office.
Public Information Officer Suzanne Carboni said that the U.S. Marshal’s Office had a warrant out for the suspect and that they enlisted the assistance of Hammond police to arrest him and an additional suspect.
“There are rumors out there that the suspect is an escaped inmate from the St. Tammany Parish Jail and that is not true,” Carboni said. “He was wanted in our jurisdiction and he was located in a hotel in Hammond where the U.S. Marshals received assistance from the police there.”
Hammond police in Tangipahoa Parish confirmed that they assisted the U.S. Marshal’s office in arresting the two suspects on the scene at the Super 8 Hotel on Westin Oaks Dr. near Highway 190 and the I-55 exit.
Carboni said that the fugitive has been sent to the St. Tammany where they will be processed.
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