On the loose for almost 2 months: Cops finally caught up with Shateek Howard, the teenage murder suspect who's been outfoxing them at every turn.
Henry was booked into Central Lockup just before midnight last night on 2 counts of aggravated battery (apparently from the shooting he's accused of) and 3 counts of armed robbery (from another incident), plus a charge of possessing crack cocaine and another of resisting arrest for a fight after he was apprehended.
Why in the world was this scumbag running loose? He certainly wasn't a good influence on Shateek Howard.
Another CBD robbery: A black couple walking in the 400 block of Gravier Street, near Harrah's Casino, were held up early this morning (4.2.09) around 3 a.m.
Pursesnatchers nabbed: Two episodes of pursesnatchings at the exact same time (8:40 p.m.) in different parts of the 8th District last night (4.1.09) resulted in arrests:
- 700 block of Royal Street (behind St. Louis Cathedral): A white woman was walking along when she was approached by a black dude who panhandled her for money. When she refused, he tried to grab her purse from her shoulder, but she fought back, giving a security guard (from where? Rouse's Market at St. Peter Street?) time to intervene. Officers arrived on the scene and arrested Jarred Simmons, 17, charging him with attempted simple robbery.
- 100 block of S. Peters Street (near Harrah's Casino): A white woman walking along the street was accosted by a black man who grabbed her purse from her shoulder. He was grabbed by a witness as he tried to flee and was held until officers arrived. They arrested Purnell Madison, 61, and charged him with pursesnatching.