Arrest made in stabbing after a vehicle burglary attempt
An attempted vehicle burglary resulted in a stabbing and an arrest of a Picayune woman.
In a press release, Picayune Police Chief Joe Quave said that on October 1, 2022 at about 7:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to an address on North Beech Street in reference to a stabbing. The victim, a 13 year-old juvenile, was bleeding heavily from wounds to his left arm, wrist, and left leg. Officers rendered aid to the victim, and he was transported to Highland Community Hospital by ambulance.
While officers were investigating the stabbing, Chief Quave said they were dispatched to address on Elmwood Street in reference to an attempted vehicle burglary. The complainant, Keiora Myers, gave a description of the suspect as the juvenile who had been stabbed.
Chief Quave said that an investigation into the stabbing led to the arrest of Myers for Aggravated Assault. The vehicle burglary is still under investigation.
Chief Quave offered advice to residents in the press release.
“If you find yourself in a situation where you are a victim of a crime or a potential victim of a crime, and there is no threat of imminent death of great bodily harm to yourself, or others, dial 911 and report it. Do not get in a vehicle and chase someone down."
Chief Quave praised the officers and their quick actions once they found the stabbed juvenile.
“I’m thankful for the ability of our officers to act quickly and apply tourniquets to the victim to stop the loss of blood in an emergency. This was crucial in getting him to Highland Community Hospital and later to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, LA.”
Quave stated that at the time of the press release (Monday afternoon), the victim was in stable condition with more surgeries expected.