On October 24, the Hammond Police Department was notified by the Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department of a female stating that she had been raped at a location off-campus the night prior. Through investigation, officers were able to identify the suspect as 23 YO Laqonte Detray Turner, Jr. of Hammond.
A warrant was issued for one count of Second Degree Rape. Turner is also wanted by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office for two counts of Accessory to Second Degree Murder and two counts of Obstruction of Justice.
Anyone with information about Turner is asked to contact Detective Cody Taylor with the Hammond Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, or contact Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line at 1-800-554-5245. Be a part of the solution and you may be eligible for a cash reward.