Sheriff Mike Tregre announced two LaPlace juveniles wanted in connection to a shooting in a LaPlace neighborhood have been arrested. Brandon Fleming, 16, and Ramon Patterson Jr., 15, were arrested July 28, 2020 in Baton Rouge. The St. John Sheriff’s Office is identifying these juveniles based on charges, which are felony-grade delinquent acts involving a dangerous weapon.
On July 28, 2020, the subjects were arrested in Baton Rouge in connection to burglaries in the area. Upon arrest, Baton Rouge authorities learned the juveniles had outstanding warrants in St. John Parish. Upon their release from Baton Rouge, Fleming and Patterson Jr. were taken into custody by the St. John Sheriff’s Office Support Patrol Enforcement And Response team to be booked in St. John. Fleming and Patterson were charged with illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities (felony) and illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile.
Officers developed Fleming and Patterson as suspects in a shooting that occurred Saturday, July 11, 2020. About 10:30 p.m., deputies responded to the 1300 block of North Sugar Ridge subdivision in LaPlace in reference to gunshots heard in the area. Upon arrival, deputies learned that three males on foot fired several shots at a large crowd of people standing outside a residence then fled the scene towards Cinclair Loop. No one was injured. Four vehicles were struck by gunfire.
Based on investigation, officers obtained judicial warrants for Fleming and Patterson’s arrest.
This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about the third possible suspect is asked to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or the SPEAR team at 985-359-8799. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at