On Thursday, December 19, 2013, at 3:18 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Newport Drive and Yorktowne Drive in LaPlace when a caller reported to 911 operators that a male subject walking in the area had a handgun in the waistband of his pants.

A deputy responding to the call saw a male subject matching the description of the subject with the handgun. When the deputy stopped to talk with the male subject, the male subject fled from the deputy, and the deputy saw him pull out a handgun from his sweater jacket. The deputy continued the foot pursuit and detained the subject with the assistance of an off duty Kenner police officer who saw the pursuit. Deputies recovered a Handgun.

The perpetrator was identified as Marcus Wren, 17, from Yorktowne Drive, LaPlace LA. He was booked with illegal carrying of a concealed firearm, firearm free zone violation, and resisting an officer by flight. He remains in custody in lieu of a $31,500 bond. Marcus Wren has been arrested in St. John the Baptist Parish four times since April this year.