Feb. 27, 2014 - Carl Kopietz, a native of Michigan, came to the New Orleans area, including St. Bernard Parish, to do construction work in the recovery period after Hurricane Katrina. By the time he left in 2010 or so he had been arrested several times in different parishes on charges including theft and drugs.
Eventually, Kopietz fled prosecution after arrests in Jefferson Parish, New Orleans and St. Tammany Parish. He is also known to be wanted on criminal charges in several other states. He has a lengthy criminal background which included serving a prison sentence years ago.
In Chalmette, where Kopietz wasn’t ever arrested, one of the places Kopietz was known to go was Daiquiries of St. Bernard, a small bar at 120 Packenham Drive, just off West Judge Perez Drive.
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