St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith reports the arrest of an armed robbery suspect.
A 17 year old male of Bayou Vista was arrested on July 9, 2019, at 1:07 pm for aggravated armed robbery with a weapon.
On July 9, 2019, detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Bayou Vista Truck Stop in reference to a robbery. Through the investigation, detectives learned he entered the place of business, produced a knife, and demanded money from the cashier.
A search warrant was subsequently executed at the suspect’s residence and evidence connecting him to the crime was recovered. He was arrested and transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking.