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SLIDELL, La. (WGNO) — Two New Orleans men are in the custody of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office in connection to a stolen vehicle on Saturday, Aug. 26.

Around 8 p.m., detectives were in Slidell patrolling the Fremaux Town Center when they witnessed a car that had been reported stolen out of Hancock County, Mississippi enter into the Retreat at the Town Center Apartment Complex.

Detectives pulled the vehicle over, which had two men inside identified as driver Kerry Isidore, 25, and passenger Louis Barnes, 25.

During the stop, detectives say Barnes allegedly fled the scene, jumped into a nearby canal, and ultimately entered into a nearby wooded area. Barnes was later arrested and found in possession of a 9 mm handgun and 304 grams of marijuana.

Detectives also learned that Barnes had an active arrest warrant issued by the New Orleans Police Department for Violation of a Protective Order.

Isidore was arrested on the following charges:

  • Possession of Stolen Things over $5,000.00
  • Possession of Marijuana

Barnes was arrested on the following charges:

  • Fugitive
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana
  • Possession of a Firearm in the presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
  • Resisting an Officer
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Possession of Stolen Things over $5,000.00

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