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Florida fugitive captured by Hammond Police

Florida fugitive captured by Hammond Police
Posted: May 19, 2017
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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From the City of Hammond:
May 19, 2017, City of Hammond, LA – On May 17, 2017 at approximately 7:00 pm, the Hammond Police Department received information from the Attorney General’s Louisiana Bureau of Investigations Fugitive Task Force stating a fugitive, Henry Louis Cohn, 39, of Orange County, Florida was in the Hammond area. They advised that Cohn had an extensive criminal history and had recently been released on parole after serving 20 years in a Florida prison. He also had a current probation violation warrant for sexual battery of a child under 12 years of age.

Throughout the investigation, HPD learned that Cohn was staying at a residence in Hammond.

Approximately six hours later, members of Hammond Police Street Crimes and Patrol divisions along with the Fugitive Task Force converged on the residence, and the suspect was taken into custody. Cohn was transported to Hammond City Jail where he was booked as a fugitive from another jurisdiction.

“It’s partnerships like these that enable law enforcement to rapidly respond and keep Hammond safe,” said Hammond Police Chief James Stewart.