A second person has been arrested in connection with the March 15 quadruple shooting and stabbing at an apartment complex in Metairie.
Terry Manuel, 52, of Albany Street in Kenner, was booked on March 18 with one count of being an accessory after the fact to murder, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand.
Normand said a forensic search of a cell phone indicated that Armande Tart, the arrested suspect accused of killing four people and injuring one in the Pasadena Avenue apartment attacks, contacted Manuel after the killings and asked him to pick him up. At the time, Tart allegedly told Manuel that he had just committed an armed robbery and needed to get away. The sheriff said the pair has a history of "possibly committing crimes together."
Normand said Manuel drove by the Pasadena scene and did not stop due to the heavy police presence. He then agreed to meet Tart, who was travelling in the car of one of his victims, at Martin Luthier King and N. Claiborne avenues in New Orleans.
Normand said the motive for the murders was to steal drugs, and that a large amount of cocaine was found in the victims' apartment.
Normand said Manuel has a lengthy criminal history with multiple drug arrests, drive-by shooting, theft, battery on an officer, possession of stolen property, aggravated battery, resisting arrest, assault, public intimidation and numerous traffic offenses.
Normand said there may be other arrests as the investigation is ongoing.
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