There has been an arrest made in connection with the armed robbery that took place Tuesday morning. At approximately 2:38 am, a black male subject on foot went to the drive-through window of Burger King in Bayou Vista. Armed with a gun, he was able to get cash and flee from the scene.
As the investigation progressed, SMPSO detectives developed Wayne Escort as the suspect in the armed robbery. A warrant was obtained for Escort on the charges of armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Escort’s name and information was entered into NCIC as a wanted person.
On Thursday afternoon, Escort was located by the Baton Rouge Police Department and was arrested.
Escort is in the custody of the EBRPD and is awaiting extradition to St. Mary Parish. The investigation is ongoing.
Sheriff Blaise Smith would like to thank the Morgan City Police Department, Berwick Police Department, Patterson Police Department, and the East Baton Rouge Police Department for their assistance in the investigation and apprehension of Wayne Escort.
“There are no more lines drawn in the sand when it comes to police departments working together,” stressed Sheriff Smith. “We all work together for the safety and protection of all the citizens of St. Mary Parish.”