Lafayette

Apr 28, 2014 5:41 PM by Dave Fields

Wanted New Orleans murder suspect arrested after allegedly hiding out in Lafayette

Deputies at the Lafayette City Marshals office announced Monday the arrest of a man allegedly hiding out in Lafayette while he was wanted on murder charges in New Orleans.

The Marshal's Office said that it responded to information it had received today that the Leroy Andrew Price, wanted for a Jan. 13 murder in New Orleans, had been hiding out in a dwelling in the 100 block of Arizona Street in Lafayette.

Deputies said that, after putting the house under surveillance, they observed two individuals leaving the home in a silver SUV. The deputies said they used their emergency lights to execute a traffic stop on the vehicle at the intersection of the Louisiana Ave. and Carmel Dr. The vehicle, however, continued driving left onto Carmel Dr. and then right onto Verdun St. and then stopped.

When deputies attempted to ascertain the identities of the two men, Price provided deputies a different name. Deputies used a photo of the name Price provided to determine that Price was not who he said he was. Price then admitted who he was and he was arrested with the assistance of the U. S. Marshal's office.

Price's previous record includes a different 2011 second-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and drug violations.

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