St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests Baton Rouge man and Violet woman in connect

Posted: August 26th, 2019 | Filed under: Arrested, News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests Baton Rouge man and Violet woman in connection with shooting in Violet

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a Baton Rouge man and a Violet woman in connection with a shooting that occurred Aug. 8 on Stacie Drive in Violet, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Charles McElveen, 25, of the 4600 block of South Park in Baton Rouge, was booked with attempted second degree murder, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and illegal discharge of a firearm.

Micale Hensley, 22, of the 2900 block of Stacie Drive in Violet, was booked with accessory to attempted second degree murder.

On Aug. 8, around 8:30 p.m., Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a shooting in the 2900 block of Stacie Drive in Violet.

When deputies arrived on the scene, a male victim suffering from two gunshot wounds, one to the hip and another to the leg near the groin area, was being transported to University Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Based on information obtained by eyewitnesses, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau determined the suspect, identified as McElveen, had fled the scene with Hensley. Both McElveen and Hensley were apprehended shortly after.

During the course of the investigation, detectives learned McElveen and the victim, who are acquaintances, had been involved in a verbal altercation and both brandished weapons and fired shots at each other.

Sheriff Pohlmann said this was an isolated incident, no one else was injured and one of the weapons, a Smith & Wesson .9mm, was recovered.

A criminal history check was conducted on both suspects, which revealed McElveen is a convicted felon currently on parole for a homicide conviction.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.