SBSO ARRESTS MAN WANTED BY NOPD AND CRIMESTOPPERS FOR ARMED ROBBERY IN NEW ORLEANS
The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a man wanted by the New Orleans Police Department and Crimestoppers for his involvement in an armed robbery that took place in Orleans Parish, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
Maurice Butler, 34, of the 5500 block of Music Street in New Orleans, was booked May 11 with illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a stolen firearm and on a warrant out of Orleans Parish for armed robbery.
After obtaining information from NOPD and Crimestoppers that Butler was wanted in connection with an armed robbery in New Orleans and is known to frequent St. Bernard Parish, agents with the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division opened an investigation.
During the course of their investigation, SID agents came into contact with a black Chevrolet Malibu believed to be driven by Butler in the 3500 block of Golden Drive in Chalmette and they conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.
During the traffic stop, agents ran a criminal history on Butler which confirmed his identity and revealed the outstanding warrant for the charge listed above. Agents also learned Butler has several prior convictions preventing him from being able to legally carry a firearm.
Agents recovered a Glock 17 .9mm from Butler’s vehicle that was listed as stolen out of Texas.
Butler was taken into custody without incident and transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked on the above charges.