Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a Franklin shooting incident which occurred on May 25, 2021. One of those suspects has also been charged in a separate shooting incident on Friday, July 25.
The Franklin Police Department said they received an anonymous call in reference to a wanted subject, J’Trell Connor, along with two other subjects, entering a residence on Tenth Street with 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 drug 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 at approximately 1:45 AM, in reference to shots fired into a residence on Second Street, in which he was additionally charged.
Previously, on May 25, 2021, at approximately 6:17 PM, the Franklin Police Department received multiple calls of shots fired in the area of West Third Street and Iberia Street. Officers arrived on scene and began investigation efforts. 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.
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 the 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. 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.