On January 4, 2017, the NOPD arrested Donald Johnson (DOB: 5-20-1967) on numerous charges after barricading himself inside of a residence for more than six hours.
Earlier in the day, Johnson had been identified as the perpetrator in an incident that occurred in the 4200 block of South Rocheblave Street. At about 7:50 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2016, NOPD Second District officers responded to an incident call in the area. Upon arrival, officers met with a female victim who claimed her ex-husband, later identified as Johnson, had illegally entered her residence by accessing a broken window and unlocking the door. The victim said the subject then entered her bedroom and engaged in a verbal altercation before allegedly striking her in the face multiple times with a closed fist. The victim said the subject allegedly tried to take her purse and cellphone, but the victim grabbed the items and fled the room. The subject then followed the victim, who was crawling on a hallway floor, and reportedly kicked her in the back and midsection several times before fleeing the scene.
Later that day, the NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad and U.S. Marshals tracked Johnson to the 7400 block of Read Blvd, where he barricaded himself inside of a residence. Police arrested Johnson between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. that evening and booked him into Central Lockup on one count each of aggravated burglary, violation of protection orders and domestic abuse battery in this incident.
Johnson was also booked on additional warrants from both the NOPD and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, including:
• One count of domestic abuse battery in an incident that occurred on August 31, 2016 in the 4200 block of South Rocheblave Street.
• One count of auto theft in an incident that occurred on November 28, 2016 in the 4200 block of South Rocheblave Street.
• One count of simple burglary and one count of simple criminal damage to property in an incident that occurred on Dec. 4, 2016 in the 4200 block of South Rocheblave Street.
• Fugitive Attachment from Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, on a warrant for seven counts of aggravated assault with firearm, seven counts of aggravated criminal damage, one charge of illegal use of a firearm and one charge of felon carrying illegal weapon.