NAPOLEONVILLE – Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Dequan Stewart, 18, of 6113 Highway 308, Paincourtville, LA, on charges related to an incident on or about May 22, 2019.
On the aforementioned date, deputies responded to a reported armed robbery and rape that occurred near Napoleonville, LA.
Deputies interviewed the purported victims who advised that they pre-arranged to meet in order to conduct a drug transaction. Upon arrival, the victims were met by several individuals who were armed.
The victims reported that they were led into a structure at gunpoint where there were robbed and at least one of them was raped.
The victims did not know the identity of the suspects, as they were not from the area.
Detectives conducted an intensive investigation and were able to identify Dequan Stewart as a suspect.
Upon establishing sufficient probable cause, detectives filed for arrest warrants for Dequan Stewart which were granted.
Stewart was arrested on Wednesday and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
*First Degree Rape
*Aggravated Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Dequan Stewart remains incarcerated pending a bail hearing.
The Sheriff’s Office urges anyone with any information to please contact the Criminal Investigation Division at (985) 526-1627.