January 2021 Press Releases

Orleans Parish DA Jason Rogers Williams announces leadership team, key initial hire

January 14, 2021
Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Rogers Williams on Thursday (Jan. 14) announced his leadership team and a key initial hire to help stand up a new District Attorney’s Office dedicated to increased safety and justice. District Attorney Williams tapped U.S. Navy veteran and experienced prosecutor Robert “Bob” White to serve as First Assistant District Attorney. In his role as First…
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James Jefferson indicted for Algiers murder, and with Jonathan Bush for related armed robbery

January 7, 2021
The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office on Thursday (Jan. 7) secured a murder indictment against a man accused of killing an Algiers man who had been looking into an armed robbery involving the gunman. James Jefferson II (pictured above left) was charged with the second-degree murder of 30-year-old Jamonta Johnson as part of a seven-count indictment handed up by an…
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Orleans grand jury indicts Roderick Magee for August 2020 murder in Lower 9th Ward

January 7, 2021
The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office on Thursday (Jan. 7) secured a murder indictment against a man accused of killing one man and injuring another in two separate New Orleans shooting incidents last year. Roderick Magee was charged with the second-degree murder of 44-year-old Gerald Mercadel, as part of a nine-count indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury.…
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Sam Jackson indicted for rape of juvenile girl in New Orleans East

January 7, 2021
The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office on Thursday (Jan. 7) secured a first-degree rape indictment against a man accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl left sometimes in his care in New Orleans East. Sam Jackson was charged with first-degree rape in the single-count indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Jackson, 30, faces a mandatory lifetime prison…
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