January 30, 2011/>
The New Orleans Police Department – Public Information Office
The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Hezekiah Weathersby, an exceptional 20-year-old male with special needs, reported missing since 8:00 A.M./>, this morning from6070 Saint Anthony Street/>.
According to investigators, Weathersby went to bed at about 12:30 A.M./>, and when the reporting person went to check on him, he was not in his bedroom and observed that his gray and black Jansport backpack missing. The reporting person advised that he walks to his grandmother’s house on the weekend but advised that he was not there. She called and checked all locations that he could have possible been and met with negative results. The reporting person advised this is uncharacteristic of Wearhersby and has not seen or heard from him since.
Hezekiah Weathersby is described as a 20-year-old African-American male, approximately 5'9", 160 pounds, with black hair. He was last seen wearing a tan cap, blue jeans, black tennis and a blue and white jacket.
Anyone with information that can help locate Hezekiah Weathersby should contact the New Orleans Police Department at 821-2222.
A . Jpg of the missing person has been e-mailed to all local media outlets.
The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans/>/> is a safer place to live, work and visit. The police force, which currently employs 1,735 dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity. To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/New-Orleans-LA/New-Orleans-Police-Department-Official/133853236665761
Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.
An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.
Officer Garry Flot
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