Texas man goes on drug-fueled crime spree that ends in N.O. East


Christian Hickman-Staudt

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW ORLEANS – A Texas man went on a crime spree that ended when he “consumed a massive amount of cough syrup and pills” in the parking lot of a New Orleans East church, according to the NOPD.

Nineteen-year-old Christian Hickman-Staudt assaulted a family member in his hometown of Bryan, Texas, on June 2, before making off with the family member’s blue Nissan Rogue.

Hickman-Staudt drove to the New Orleans area, where he robbed a business in Jefferson Parish before making his way to a church in the 13000 block of the I-10 Service Road in New Orleans East, according to the NOPD.

Around 5:30 p.m. on June 3, a member of the church’s congregation was unloading food and drinks from the trunk of her vehicle in the church’s parking lot when a man later identified as Hickman-Staudt hopped in the driver’s seat and drove away.

NOPD officers quickly responded to the scene, and while they were interviewing the woman, Hickman-Staudt was spotted wandering on foot nearby.

A struggle ensued.

After his arrest, Hickman-Staudt admitted to taking the cough syrup and pills.

He was taken to University Hospital as a precaution before being booked for possession of a stolen auto, possession of marijuana, attempted escape, resisting an officer, and criminal damage to city property for destroying a screen in a New Orleans Police Department vehicle, according to the NOPD.

If you have any information about these incidents please contact the Seventh District at (504) 658-6070.


Latest News

More News