One arrested, one sought in beating of French Quarter musician

One arrested, one sought in beating of French Quarter musician

One arrested, one sought in beating of French Quarter musician

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by WWLTV

khou.com

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 10:57 AM

NEW ORLEANS -- Two men have been identified by police in connection with the beating of a French Quarter musician -- one man is in custody and the second man remains at large, according to the New Orleans Police Department. 

According to police, shortly after 12 a.m. Monday, Reeshawn Arnold and Terrell Belvin beat Doug Potter in the 800 block of Conti Street. 

"Reeshawn Arnold struck the victim," said a statement from NOPD, "and then both Reeshawn Arnold and Terrell Belvin beat the victim until he was unconscious after the verbal altercation."

According to his family, Potter was walking to his car off Bourbon Street down Conti when he was physically assaulted. The attack left Potter hospitalized and in an induced coma. Potter's family and friends believe he may have been a target of the "knockout" game.

After getting several tips through Crimestoppers and one other anonymous source, detectives identified the men as Reeshawn Arnold, 20, and Terrell Belvin, 30, police said.

Arnold was in custody at Central Lock-up on an unrelated charge, police said, and was rebooked for second-degree battery.  Belvin is currently at large. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
 

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