Man wanted after deadly chase that ended on Chef Hwy arrested, police say

A day after the tragic crash on Chef Menteur Highway, nearby business owners are cleaning up the aftermath, and dealing with the shock.

NEW ORLEANS – Police say the man wanted in a number of auto burglaries and connected to a deadly crash on Chef Menteur Highway last week has been arrested.

According to New Orleans Police, officers arrested Robert Hudson on multiple counts of vehicular burglary Monday. Police say Hudson was booked for simple burglary of a vehicle in the 1800 block of Coliseum Street on June 27, 2016. He was also booked for two separate incidents: a simple burglary of a vehicle in the 1200 block of St. Mary Street on June 27, 2016 and simple burglary of a vehicle in the 3000 block of Octavia Street on May 16, 2016.

Hudson was wanted by the NOPD after two people were killed in a high-speed chase with Louisiana State Police last week.

A passenger, Brandon Harold, and 2-year-old Ivory Washington were ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, Kenneth Davis, survived the crash but died shortly later after he shot himself in the head.


Inside the vehicle, investigators say they recovered two stolen handguns, two laptops and two wallets that were stolen in six separate car burglaries. Police said the recovered property was stolen from five of eight NOPD districts.

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