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Aggravated Assault Suspect Arrested

by Paris Holmes

April 30, 2020

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Assault/Battery, Fourth District

Aggravated Assault Suspect Arrested

New Orleans – On April 28, 2020, the NOPD arrested Wardell Claverie (pictured, DOB:9/14/99) for his involvement in an aggravated assault with a firearm incident.

On March 15, 2020, Claverie arrived at a home located in the 1600 block of River Oaks Drive.  While inside of a car, he took out a handgun and pointed it at a person.  He reportedly stated, “Stop playing with me. This is what you’re going to get.”  Claverie proceeded to point a handgun at another person that day and threatened to kill them.  He also threatened to kill a third person by phone. 

Claverie was located in Jefferson Parish, and during a subsequent search of his home officers found a Smith and Wesson handgun.  He was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Criminal Justice Center on two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and one count of simple assault. 

Anyone with additional information regarding Claverie and/or this incident is asked to contact Fourth District detectives at 504-658-6040.