On Thursday, August 7, 2014, the US Marshalls Fugitive Task Force arrested Alonzo Wilkens, 23, in New Orleans. He was wanted for the murder of Kentrell Bailey on July 28 in LaPlace. Wilkens was located at a family member’s house in New Orleans.
Alonzo Wilkens was transferred and to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Sherman Walker Correctional Center and booked with second-degree murder. His bond is $1,000,000. Wilkens was arrested eleven times in St. John the Baptist Parish since October 2008. His charges include firearm charges, attempted murder, burglary, aggravated assault.
Release of August 1, 2014
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives identified Alonzo Wilkens, 23, of LaPlace as a suspect in the murder of Kentrell Bailey who was found dead in LaPlace Monday morning. Detectives obtained a judicial court ordered arrest warrant for Wilkens. Wilkens is five foot five inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. His last known address is on Grant Street. He is wanted for second-degree murder.
Detectives asked that anyone knowing the whereabouts of Alonzo Wilkens call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504- 822-1111. Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at http://stjohnsheriff.com/submitatip.php.
Release of July 28, 2014
Homicide Investigation – Main St at Farm Rd, LaPlace LA
On Monday, July 28, 2014, at 08:29 am, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the intersection of Main St. and Farm Rd. in LaPlace for the report of a subject laying in a ditch. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found an unresponsive male subject with a gunshot wound in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was identified as Kentrell Dyion Bailey, 30, of LaPlace.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS, Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or submit a crime tip through our website at http://stjohnsheriff.com/submitatip.php. Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward.