3rd man arrested in Amelia shooting

AMELIA, La.-- Police arrested a third man in connection with an armed robbery and shooting that occurred in the Amelia area in June.

Joseph Aaron Cagnolatti, 18, of the 1200 block of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 9:46 p.m. Tuesday on warrants for attempted first degree murder and attempted armed robbery with a firearm, according to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert.

Cagnolatti is the third suspect in a shooting and attempted armed robbery that occurred around 2 a.m. June 14 outside of a lounge on La. 182 near the Greenwood overpass.

Hebert said three male subjects approached the male victim and attempted to rob him. During the attempt, the victim was shot.

Hebert said Cagnolatti was believed to be actively evading law enforcement authorities. Detectives developed information that Cagnolatti was in the Baton Rouge area and requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Office. Marshals located Cagnolatti in Baton Rouge.

Officers previously arrested Paul Charles, 22, of Sixth Street in Morgan City, on June 28 on a warrant for attempted first degree murder and attempted robbery with a firearm.

Also arrested in the incident was Dwayne Anthony Skinner of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City, on July 16 on a warrant for attempted armed robbery with a firearm. He was also charged with possession of synthetic cannabinoids and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cagnolatti was jailed with no bail set this morning.

Cagnolatti was listed in The Daily Review's August Most Wanted edition by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department.

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