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Three Arrested for Attempted Second Degree Murder in West Third and Iberia Street Shooting in Franklin

Three Arrested for Attempted Second Degree Murder in West Third and Iberia Street Shooting in Franklin

Posted: May 26, 2021 11:20 AM
Updated: Jun 28, 2021 11:39 AM

UPDATE: 6/28/2021 - The following three arrests stem from the Franklin Police Department receiving an anonymous call in reference to a wanted subject , J’Trell Connor , along with two other subjects entering a residence on Tenth Street with long guns. It was confirmed that the wanted subject was inside of the residence along with the other subjects.

A search warrant was obtained, and the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, Jeanerette Marshal’s Office, Chitimacha Tribal Police Department, and Baldwin Police Department assisted with the search of the residence. Entry was made into the residence and the subjects were located and detained. Upon searching the residence, officers located one handgun, one rifle, illegal narcotics, and paraphernalia.

The three subjects were then transported to the Franklin Police Department for questioning. After further interrogation, Connor confessed to an incident that occurred on Friday, June 25 2021, at approximately 1:45 AM, in reference to shots fired into a residence on Second Street, in which he was additionally charged.

Each were charged with the following:

J’Trell Connor, 20, of West Third St., Franklin, LA, was arrested on June 26 2021, on the charges of attempted second degree murder – 8 counts, resisting an officer, and illegal use of firearms and dangerous instrumentalities. Connor was additionally arrested on a warrant dated May 25, 2021, on the charges of attempted second degree murder – 2 counts, criminal damage to property – 2 counts, and illegal use of a weapon or dangerous instrumentality. (See original Press Release below.) Connor was booked, processed, and held with no bond set at the time of press release.

Tommy Carson, Jr., 19, of Tenth St., Franklin, LA, was arrested on June 26, 2021, on the charges of accessory after the fact for attempted second degree murder, possession of a legend drug without a prescription, illegal carrying of a weapon, and resisting an officer. Carson was booked, processed, and transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center.

JaQuan Verrett, 22, of Tenth St., Franklin, LA, was arrested on June 27, 2021, on the charges of possession of schedule I narcotics (marijuana) with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, accessory after the fact to attempted second degree murder, possession of a legend drug without a prescription, and violation of uniformed controlled dangerous substance law drug free zone. Verrett was booked, processed, and transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center.


The Franklin Police Department received multiple calls of shots fired in the area of West Third Street and Iberia Street on May 25, 2021, around 6:17 PM. Officers arrived on scene and began an investigation. One victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.

During the course of the investigation, probable cause was developed and subsequently felony warrants were issued for J'Trell Connor for the following charges: Attempted Second Degree Murder - 2 Counts, Criminal Damage to Property - 2 Counts, and Illegal Use of a Weapon or Dangerous Instrumentality.

The Franklin Police Department is asking that if anyone has any information or was a witness to the above incident or has information on the whereabouts of J'Trell Connor, to please call the Franklin Police Department at (337) 828-1716. You can remain anonymous.

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