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May 06, 2020

Ponchatoula PD Reports Two Arrests in Drive-By Shooting

Ponchatoula PD Officers responded to a call of multiple gunshots being heard in the area of N. 2nd
Street and E. Hickory Street at approximately 10:30 pm on Monday night. No one was injured in the shooting, but nearby residential property was damaged by the bullets.

After investigating the incident, Ponchatoula Street Crimes Unit determined that there were two shooting suspects that drove by aiming at a certain individual. The shooters were identified as Jonathan Blackwell and Lee Roy Booth Jr. Warrants for these subjects were obtained and later executed in Hammond with the help of Hammond Street Crimes Unit and Hammond SWAT.

Jonathan Blackwell was charged with 4 counts Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, Attempted Murder- 1st Degree, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, and Aggravated Assault by Drive-by Shooting.

Lee Roy Booth Jr. was charged with 4 counts Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, Attempted Murder-1st Degree, and Aggravated Assault by Drive-by Shooting.

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