Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the arrests of 22-year-old Michael Lomas and Tyrell Jimerson, 22, for two counts of armed robbery on Wednesday, November 8.
On Friday, November 3, deputies were called to the area of Deck Boulevard in Geismar regarding someone being robbed at gunpoint. Deputies began to investigate and learned that a victim was set to meet someone from a social media advertisement in reference to a cell phone for sale. The victim stated that two black males approached the victim’s vehicle and after giving the victim the cell phone, armed with a handgun, took both the phone and the victim’s cash.
Approximately twenty minutes later, deputies responded to a second armed robbery complaint that occurred on Conner Road in Geismar. It was learned that the victim agreed to meet an individual to buy a cell phone from a social media advertisement. Once the victim arrived, the victim was approached by two black males who took both the cell phone and the victim’s cash and fled the scene.
During the course of the investigation, detectives received several anonymous tips advising that both Lomas and Jimerson were in the area at the time of the robberies.
On Wednesday, November 8, detectives, with the assistance of the Louisiana State Police Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, located Jimerson at a motel in Baton Rouge where he was arrested. Detectives also located Lomas on Deck Boulevard in Geismar where he was arrested.
As the investigation continued, it was learned that 21-year-old Kaitlyn Cox and Michael Jones, 21, help to set up the fake account for the cell phone for Jimerson and Lomas.
Both Cox and Jones were arrested for two counts principal to armed robbery.
Sheriff Wiley emphatically warns the general public while there may be some legitimate businesses and people who meet online to conduct a business transaction, you should do it with extreme caution and never ever alone.
Arrest information below:
Tyrell Jimerson, 22, of 11027 Stevenson Road, Geismar, was arrested and charged with two counts of armed robbery.
Michael Lomas, 22, of 13382 Dooley Road, Gonzales, was arrested and charged with two counts of armed robbery.
Kaitlyn Cox, 21, of 43084 Weber City Road, Gonzales, was arrested and charged with two counts principal to armed robbery.
Michael Jones, 21, of 42245 Moody Dixon Road, lot 5, Prairieville, was arrested and charged with two counts principal to armed robbery.
All were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where no bond has been set yet..