SUSPECT ARRESTED IN AGGRAVATED RAPE & AGGRAVATED BURGLARY INVESTIGATION
Monday, January 07, 2013 03:03 PM
Sheriff Newell Normand announces the arrest of Kenneth Adams, B/M, 51, of 438 Avenue L in Marrero. Adams was booked with one count each of Aggravated Rape, Aggravated Burglary, Simple Battery, Resisting Arrest, Battery of a Police Officer, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia along with Possession of Stolen Property.
During the early evening hours of January 6, 2013, our officers were dispatched to an aggravated burglary an aggravated rape of and 83 year-old white female who resided in the 400 block of Avenue L in Marrero. First responding officers met with the victim and quickly obtained a description of the wanted suspect. This information was broadcast to additional units responding to the area.
Upon being interviewed, the victim reported walking into her residence, only to find a black male suspect standing in the living room. She told investigators the suspect grabbed her from behind, escorted her into her bedroom where he began removing her clothing. The victim was then placed on the bed and forcibly raped. Upon informing the suspect that the police were on the way, the victim told the officers the suspect jumped from the bed, began taking several pieces of jewelry from within the room and fled.
Within four minutes of the radio broadcast, Third District officers Gabriel Fauchetta and Tawyna Thornton spotted a black male subject fitting the description of the Avenue L wanted suspect walking in the 6600 block of the Westbank Expressway. As the officers approached the subject he began to flee. After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was apprehended on Salmone Street and Ames Blvd. Following a physical struggle, the suspect, Kenneth Adams was placed under arrest. Arresting officers discovered several items of jewelry, along with a “crack pipe” in Adams’ possession. Adams was transported to the JPSO Investigations Bureau for questioning.
Detective Matt Vasquez conducted an interview with Kenneth Adams who admitted breaking into the residence and physically touching the victim below her waist, however, denying raping her. Adams also admitted taking jewelry from the victim as he fled from her home. Vasquez presented a photo line-up, including a picture of Kenneth Adams to the victim. The victim positively identified Adams as her attacker. Adams was subsequently transported to the JPCC where he was booked accordingly. He was also booked on an unrelated Robbery warrant.
Kenneth Adams has an extensive prior criminal history with arrests for: Simple Robbery, Battery of a Police Officer, multiple Narcotics violations, Possession of Stolen Property and Theft.
A photo of Kenneth Adams is attached.
Colonel John N. Fortunato
Public Information Office
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office
1233 Westbank Expressway
Harvey, LA 70058
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