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Suspect Identified in Road Rage Incident on Interstate 10 East

by Aaron E. Looney

August 4, 2017

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Assault/Battery, Seventh District

Suspect Identified in Road Rage Incident on Interstate 10 East

The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Byron Roberts (DOB: 07-06-1988) in connection with a road rage incident that occurred on Interstate 10 East on the high-rise bridge on July 20, 2017.

On the date in question, a 2003 Silver Infiniti four-door sedan bearing Louisiana license plate 597AKN and in the possession of Roberts was implicated in a road rage incident where an unknown subject allegedly pointed a firearm at another motorist.

Investigation into the incident led detectives to develop Roberts as the perpetrator in this incident. In addition, investigators discovered evidence showing that Roberts, a convicted felon, had possessed a firearm within 10 years of his felony conviction.

When located, Roberts will be arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Byron Roberts is asked to contact Seventh District detectives at 504-658-6070.  Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.