Rashan Kelly, 24, of LaPlace was arrested Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in connection to an attempted carjacking in LaPlace.
On Monday, December 3, 2018, about 2 p.m, deputies responded to a business on Belle Terre Boulevard in reference to an attempted carjacking. Upon arrival, deputies learned two people were stopped at a gas station when an unknown male approached the driver who was fueling up their vehicle. The male subject removed the gas nozzle from the vehicle, and the victim attempted to block the suspect from gaining entry into the vehicle. The suspect then forcefully moved the victim out of the way and entered the driver seat of the vehicle. The second victim was in the passenger seat while the male subject attempted to start the vehicle. Due to keys not being in the ignition, the male subject exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Through investigation, detectives developed Kelly as the suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Kelly was booked with simple battery (misd) and attempted carjacking (felony). He is being held in custody in lieu of a $750 bond.