** UPDATE ** SBSO books two men with armed robbery, issues warrant for third

Posted: November 6th, 2018 | Filed under: Arrested, Gun Off The Streets, News Releases | Tags: ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office books two men with armed robbery, issues warrant for third.


**UPDATE** Cory Kelly is now in custody.


Two men were booked Nov. 5 in connection with an armed robbery in Meraux, and an arrest warrant has been issued for a third, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Cory Catanese, 26, of the 3000 block of Judy Drive in Meraux, and Jermaine Miller, 37, of the 2400 block of Cora Ann Street in Violet, were both booked with four counts of armed robbery.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Cory Kelly, 30, of the 2100 block of Livaccari Drive in Violet, for four counts of armed robbery.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Nov. 5, Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about an armed robbery in the 2800 block of Munster Boulevard in Meraux.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they came into contact with four victims who said two masked gunmen approached one of them in their driveway, brandished an AR-15 style rifle and demanded entry into their home.

The victims said the suspects made one of them enter a bedroom and open a safe. The suspects took pain medication and $100 in cash and fled the scene.

Through eyewitness accounts, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to identify Catanese as one of the suspects. A search warrant was executed on Catanese’s home, where detectives apprehended Catanese and Miller.

Kelly was identified through the use of video surveillance.

Detectives have reason to believe the men were aware one of the victims had just filled a prescription for pain medication.

The victims were not injured during the incident and the gun used in the robbery was recovered, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Cory Kelly, or other information about the case, is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or Crimestoppers GNO at (504) 822-1111. Tipsters who call Crimestoppers can remain anonymous, do not have to testify and could be eligible for a cash reward.