Detwyne Williams (Passenger) Martell Williams (Driver)
NOPD Seventh District officers arrested two men Friday evening (November 10) after they spotted a stolen vehicle near the intersection of Westlake and Harbor View streets. The incident occurred around 4:35 p.m.
Seventh District Task Force Officers were on patrol and observed a red Ford Mustang parked in the grassy area. Officers suspected the vehicle may have been stolen and elected to conduct a license plate check. At which time, officers learned the vehicle was reported as stolen. Officers then attempted to conduct a vehicle stop, subsequently the driver accelerated and began to flee. As a brief vehicle chase ensued, the passenger, later identified as Detwyne Williams (D.O.B. 1/4/1994), exited the vehicle, he was later apprehended at Ray Avenue and Dwyer Road. The driver, later identified as Martell Williams (D.O.B. 10/6/1999), continued to flee and later lost control of and crashed the vehicle at the intersection of Chef Mentuer Highway and Crowder Boulevard. The suspect then jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot into the nearby wooden area. Officers set up a perimeter in the area and quickly apprehended the suspect, in the 4900 block of Crowder Boulevard.
Both suspects were booked on charges, including Illegal Possession of Stolen Property and Aggravated Flight from an Officer.
It was later learned through the course of the investigation that the Ford Mustang was taken in an armed carjacking out of Gonzales, La.
Detectives are investigating whether the two Williams suspects may be responsible for other crimes in the Seventh District and across the city.
Seventh District Detectives are investigating the incident and can be contacted at 658-6070.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.