Man turns himself into police for a murder but deputies demand ID

A man wanted in the fatal shooting of a New Orleans gas station clerk spent nearly an hour on Wednesday 6th February pleading with deputies to book him into the Orleans Parish jail. 

Frank Sams Jr., 25, hoped to start the process of fighting a murder charge connected to a botched armed robbery at a gas station in September.

But lawyer Kelly Orians, who accompanied Sams to the jail, said deputies at the front desk refused to process him unless he had a state identification card. Sams didn't have one on him. Her suggestion that no one would turn himself in on someone else's murder charge went unheeded.

The situation ended only after Orians produced a copy of a news article featuring Sams’ picture and noting that he was wanted.