Partners in Crime: Fugitive, girlfriends face charges

Alleged to have opened fire on Kenner police officer, girlfriends reportedly helped him escape

Thomas Perumean
September 17, 2019 - 10:37 am

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The man who opened allegedly opened fire on a Kenner police officer in early August, prompting a daylong search where he slipped through a dragnet is now charged. 

Two women, a current and former girlfriend, were also taken into custody and are accused of providing help to Norris after he escaped from the three-hour search of a community on the Kenner/Metairie line. 

According to the Times-Picayune/Advocate, Norris is facing charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated obstruction of a highway, and obstruction of justice.

Meanwhile his girlfriend, 20-year-old Sandra Fugate, is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm.  Former girlfriend Shanay Robinson, 27, is charged with being an accessory after the fact of aggravated assault with a firearm. 

Fugate reportedly filed a false claim that her Buick Century, the car Norris was driving when pulled over, was stolen.  She gained access to a detective's desk and took pictures of reports and sent them to Norris. 

Prosecutors say Robinson drove Norris to Jackson, Tennessee to hide out. 

U.S. Marshals tracked Robinson, which ultimately led them to Norris. 

All three have pleaded not-guilty to all charges. They'll be back in court September 25.  

 

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