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Friday, December 21, 2012 10:10 AM

As the investigation into the shooting deaths of Martin Harry and Delanta McCall, which occurred during the evening hours of August 12, 2012, at 1634 Julie Street in Marrero continues, a second suspect has now been arrested in this matter.

On December 17, 2012, Homicide Detective Travis Eserman prepared arrest warrants for Earnest Payne, B/M, 23, of 2720 Destrehan Blvd. in Harvey for two counts of Accessory to Second Degree Murder and one count Accessory to Attempted Second Degree Murder and Jordan Hicks, B/M, 19, of 512 Mississippi Street in Westwego, for two counts of Second Degree Murder and one count Attempted Second Degree Murder in the Julie Street shootings. The Attempted Second Degree Murder charge stemmed from a third victim, identified only as a 21 year old black male, who was shot at, but not injured during this incident.

In a previous release this week on December 18, 2012, we announced the apprehension and arrest of Earnest Payne. Immediately following Payne's arrest, Detective Eserman an others made numerous attempts to locate and arrest Jordan Hicks, however, they were unsuccessful.

On December 20, 2012, Detective Eserman requested members of the J.P.S.O. C.I.C., who are also assigned to the U.S. Marshal's Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force for assistance in locating and apprehending Jordan Hicks. Efforts were underway at that point to cross reference any valuable information that would lead to Hicks' arrest, including known associates and possible vehicles he could be connected too.

After numerous interviews and residence checks, as well as use of our ALPR program, GCRFTF members concentrated their efforts on an address at 1521 Ames Blvd. in Marrero. It was there, members of the GCRFTF located and apprehended Jordan Hicks without incident. Detectives also arrested Sherial Houston, B/F, 23, and her brother Denzal Houston, B/M, 18, who both reside at the Ames Blvd address. They were each issued Misdemeanor summons for Possession of Marijuana.

Jordan Hicks was transported to the JPSO Investigations Bureau for questioning in the Julie Street incident, were he denied any involvement. He was subsequently booked into the JPCC with the aforementioned charges.

Detective Eserman's investigation is continuing.............

Colonel John N. Fortunato
Public Information Office
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
504-363-5521 Office

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