|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|SUSPECT WANTED FOR AGGRAVATED BURGLARY ON ANNETTE STREET
NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 18-year-old Darnell Bailey, wanted in connection with an Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Battery and Theft of an Automobile. The incident occurred on May 24, 2015, inside of a house located in the 1300 block of Annette Street.
At approximately 11:47 p.m., a 23-year-old female was asleep in her residence when she was awakened by someone banging on the balcony door. At this time, the subject forced his way into the residence and started ransacking her room and stabbing her repeatedly. She started screaming, which alerted her 25-year-old male roommate who went to her room to check on her. When the roommate observed the suspect in the room and his female roommate stabbed multiple times, he attempted to stop the suspect. While struggling with the suspect the male victim also received multiple stab wounds from the suspect’s attack. The suspect then took money from both of the victims and fled the location in the female victim’s vehicle.
Through the course of the investigation, detectives positively identified Darnell Bailey as the suspect and obtained an arrest warrant for Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Battery, and Theft of an Automobile.
Below is a photograph of Darnell Bailey.
Fifth District Detectives Jeffery Vappie is investigating the incident and can be contacted at 658-6050.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org
Officer Juan D. Barnes, Sr.