Last Friday (November 19, 2021), Slidell Police responded to a Slidell motel after receiving information from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office about a man who supposedly was in possession of a stolen vehicle and a firearm. Slidell Police located 22-year-old, Phillip Otis of New Orleans at the motel. Otis was in possession of a stolen vehicle, as well as a firearm. Otis, who is a convicted felon, was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and for being a fugitive from Jefferson Parish.
Later, on Saturday (November 20, 2021) morning around 3:00am, a Slidell Police officer observed a motorcycle on Gause Boulevard performing a “burnout”. Officers attempted to stop the motorcycle, which was being driven by, 29-year-old, Corey McMooain of Slidell. McMooain fled on Interstate 10 towards New Orleans. During the chase, McMooain tossed a firearm onto the interstate. McMooain was eventually apprehended and a firearm was recovered. It was discovered that McMooain was also a convicted felon. McMooain was arrested and charged with Careless Operation, Resisting an Officer by Flight, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal says, “We will continue keep our community safe by being proactive in getting criminals and illegally possessed firearms off our streets. My message has always been clear to the criminals...If you come to Slidell to commit a crime, you WILL get caught and you WILL be prosecuted. Great job to our officers who have been working hard and keeping busy protecting and serving the citizens of our community.”