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Quinn Jones (via

Quinn Jones (via

Milton McCoy (via

Milton McCoy (via

Two teens have been arrested in connection with a baseball-bat attack on a pizza delivery driver last month near the former B.W. Cooper housing projects, and New Orleans police are still looking for two other people, authorities said.

A 63-year-old Domino’s driver making a delivery to the 1300 block of South Prieur Street shortly before 2 a.m. July 1 arrived to find a man outside waiting for him, but he was attacked from behind with a baseball bat, police said at the time. The victim was hit a number of times in his head and body, and he was treated at the hospital for his injuries afterward, police said.

Investigators subsequently identified four people in connection with the attack: Milton McCoy, 19; Quinn Jones, 18; Daneisha Williams, 19; and Christopher Beard, 21, according to a NOPD news release.

“During the course of the investigation, all subjects were positively identified and arrest warrants were obtained for Attempted First Degree Robbery and Aggravated Battery,” the release states.

McCoy was arrested last week in the 2900 block of Dryades Street, and Jones was already in jail on a separate burglary charge, so he was rebooked, the release states. Williams and Beard have yet to be located, however, the release states.

Jacarlus Cook

Jacarlus Cook

McCoy also confessed to stealing a vehicle Aug. 2 from the 2800 block of Chestnut Street, and breaking into other vehicles in the 800 block of Peniston Street, the 1800 block of General Pershing Street and the 700 block of Constantinople Street in June and July, the report states. In the July cases, 18-year-old Jacarlus Cook is wanted as well, the report states.

Jones, Williams and Beard all have previous arrests for property crimes, and McCoy has been charged with simple assault, disturbing the peace and other incidents.

Anyone who can help locate Williams, Beard or Cook is urged to call the NOPD Sixth District station at 658-6060 to speak to Detective Drew Deacon or another investigator, or to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

  • pfvayda

    please keep them locked up this time. please. please.

  • Steve Goodson

    young men like that should be extremely popular at Angola……..

  • best_in_show

    I might be wrong, but the attack was no even about money since he was not robbed? Just more senseless and random violence. I am now reluctant to call for any deliveries for fear of putting a hard-working person in harm’s way.

  • X5I

    What’s the difference in prison time between a conviction for Aggravated Battery, First Degree Robbery vs attempted murder and a hate crime? These are random acts of violence with no apparent intent to rob anything… What’s it going to take to keep these criminals locked up?