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Suspect Arrested After Holding Victims at Gunpoint for 15 Hours in Incident on Shalett Street

by Aaron E. Looney

May 10, 2017

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Armed Robbery, Fourth District, Good Police Work, Kidnapping

Suspect Arrested After Holding Victims at Gunpoint for 15 Hours in Incident on Shalett Street

The NOPD arrested Drapper Goff (DOB: 03-02-1978) on May 9, 2017, in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on May 8 in the 2000 block of Shalett Street and involved two victims being bound and held gunpoint for more than 15 hours inside of a residence.

The female victim told police that at about 10:20 p.m. on May 8, she allowed her ex-boyfriend, later identified as Goff, to enter her residence in order to obtain his belongings. When Goff entered, the victim said, he produced a handgun and locked all doors before pointing the weapon at the victim and binding her wrists and ankles with pieces of cloth. A male in the residence, identified as the son of the female victim, was also bound at the wrists and ankles, with Goff reportedly taking money from the male victim at gunpoint.

The female victim told police that she and the male victim had been held at gunpoint in the residence from that point until about 2 p.m. on May 9, when NOPD Fourth District officers entered the residence.

A concerned family member had contacted NOPD after not hearing from the female victim for several hours. When attempts to contact the victim were unsuccessful, a wellness check was performed. After no response at the front door of the residence, officers made entry and conducted a systematic search before locating Goff in a bedroom with the two victims. Goff was arrested at the scene without incident.

Goff was booked into Central Lockup on charges including two counts each of second degree kidnapping and aggravated assault with a firearm and one count each of armed robbery with a gun and felon in possession of a firearm.

The victims suffered no injuries in this incident.

Anyone with further information on this incident is asked to contact Fourth District detectives at 504-658-6040. 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.