This morning shortly after midnight in the French Quarter 21-year-old James Kinard was arrested near the intersection of Bienville and Royal Street.
Detectives Robert Fuller and Elliot Grey, were on plain clothes foot patrol when they observed Kinard on the sidewalk smoking what they believed to be marijuana. Once the detectives walked up, they smelled the aroma of marijuana emanating from Kinard’s hand rolled cigar. The detectives retrieved the cigar from Kinard after identifying themselves as police officers. After placing Kinard under arrest, he told the detectives he had a loaded .22 caliber pistol in his backpack. Detective Fuller recovered the pistol from the backpack without any incident.
During the course of the investigations, the detectives learned the pistol was reported stolen from Jefferson Parish in February 2012.
JAMES KINARD was booked on 02/04/2015 at 08:23:55 with the following charges:
RS 14/69.1(B)(1) ILL POSS OF STOLEN FIREARMS 1ST OFFENSE
RS 14/95(E) ILLEGAL CARRYING WEAPON WITH CDS
RS 14/95 ILLEGAL CARRYING WEAPONS
RS 40/966/A05P POSS MARIJUANA
Bond to be set soon
Previous arrest for illegal possession of stolen auto in November of 2012 but the charge was refused.
No record in Jefferson Parish was found
Update 2/5/2015 he has been released
MAG#: 549386 D O C K E T M A S T E R Date: 02/05/2015
ORLEANS PARISH MAGISTRATE COURT
DEFENDANT(S): CNTS CHARGE(S):
KINARD, JAMES L Jr.
1 RS 14 95 BOND: 5,000.00
ILLEGAL CARRYING WEAPONS
1 RS 40 966 A05P BOND: 1,000.00
1 RS 14 95(E) BOND: 0.00
ILLEGAL CARRYING WEAPON WITH CDS
1 RS 14 69.1(B)(1) BOND: 5,000.00
ILL POSS OF STOLEN FIREARMS 1ST OFFENSE
FIRST APPEARANCE HEARING IN MAGISTRATE COURT SECTION M4
BOND SET FOR $11,000.00
RESULT-RULE TO SHOW CAUSE FOR 4/05/2015 AT 3:00 PM
SCHEDULED -RULE TO SHOW CAUSE ON 4/05/2015 AT 3:00 PM, SECT M5
SCHEDULED -PROGRESS REPORT ON 3/04/2015 AT 3:00 PM, SECT M4
THE COURT APPOINTED OPD FOR THE DEFENDANT FOR FAPPH ONLY.
THE DEFENDANT WAS SERVED IN OPEN COURT FOR THEIR PRGRP HEARING.
THE COURT FOUND NO P.C FOR RS 14 95 (E)
END OF DOCKET MASTER