Prairieville man booked in Kenner armed robbery and home invasion

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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Michael J. Glaser

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact:  Lt. Brian McGregor

 Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:     4/11/17

Prairieville man booked in Kenner for armed robbery and home invasion

 Kenner - A Prairieville man was arrested Monday concerning a home invasion and business armed robbery that occurred 10 minutes apart on Sunday, April 2, 2017.  

 On Monday, April 10, 2017, Kenneth Knight, III, 30, who provided the home address of 18169 Pinehurst Drive, in Prairieville, was arrested by the Kenner Police Department and charged with the crimes of armed robbery, aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal carrying of weapons during a crime of violence, illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, aggravated burglary, illegal discharge of a firearm, aggravated criminal damage to property, and simple criminal damage to property.

 On Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 0420 a.m., a resident who resides on Driftwood Boulevard, in Kenner, reported that a male subject, shot through the rear door of their residence and made entry.  The occupants of the residence, hearing the gunshot got up, at which time they were confronted by the armed suspect who pointed a shotgun at the residents inside their home and instructed them to “get back in the room.”   A spent 20-gauge shotgun shell was found on scene. 

 Approximately 10 minutes later, at 0430 a.m., the Kenner Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Discount Zone, located at 2845 Loyola Drive, in Kenner.  There a male subject, utilizing a shotgun, smashed the entry glass door forcing entry into the business.  Once inside, the suspect demanded money from the cashier. 

 As the result of both investigations, the Kenner Police Department has executed numerous search warrants relative to these investigations, in which evidence was recovered which directly linked Kenneth Knight, III to both crimes. 

 Kenneth Knight III, was interviewed by Kenner Police Detective Bryan Weiter.  Knight did not deny committing the crimes, but contributed his actions to an addiction he has with heroin.   

 Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser encourages anyone who has information concerning Kenneth Knight III, to contact Detective Bryan Weiter at (504) 712-2333.  At the time of this press release, Kenneth Knight III, remains in custody, no bond has been set.       

 Kenneth Knight III, has a prior felony conviction for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling (2009) in Baton Rouge, which prevents him from possessing a firearm.    

 

 

 
 

Michael
J.
Glaser

Chief of Police

 

 
 
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