Sheriff Jeff Wiley reports that in a 24-hour period deputies made nine arrests in three different cases.
Early Monday morning, April 18, deputies arrested two juvenile males who had stolen a vehicle fromAssumption Parish and crashed into a ditch on Thibaut Drive in Donaldsonville.
Deputies received information that a 2014 Toyota Camry, stolen from Assumption Parish, was traveling into Donaldsonville. Deputies spotted the stolen vehicle entering the city limits of Donaldsonville and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver fled from deputies in the vehicle and crashed into a ditch on Thibaut Drive. No one was injured
Three occupants of the vehicle fled on foot and two juveniles were apprehended. The two 16-year-old juvenile males were both charged with possession of stolen things, criminal trespass, aggravated flight from an officer, resisting an officer, curfew violation, reckless operation, stop signs and signals, and driver must be licensed. They were both booked into the Assumption Youth Detention Center.
However, one unidentified suspect remains at large.
Early Tuesday morning, shortly after midnight, deputies arrested five men involved in a home invasion, including the homeowner.
According to Sheriff Wiley, deputies were dispatched to Murphy’s Gas Station in Gonzales in reference to an armed robbery that occurred at a residence on Laurel Ridge Road in St. Amant. Deputies learned that Brandon Mungia, Matthew Everett, and Nicholas Everett entered the victim’s residence through a window and pointed a shotgun at the victim and demanded his money. The suspects then forced the victim by gunpoint to the ATM machine at the gas station to withdraw money after striking him in the face with the barrel of the shotgun. The suspects withdrew approximately $700 from the victim’s bank account and left the victim at the gas station.
Deputies then learned a fourth suspect was involved, identified as Johnny Everett, who was waiting for the other three suspects in a white Pontiac Sunfire at the gas station, at which time they drove off together. A short while later all four men were taken into custody.
Deputies learned that all four men were planning to go to the victim’s residence to commit a robbery because they knew the victim allegedly sells marijuana and kept an undisclosed amount of money in the residence. Deputies searched the victim’s residence and located a quantity of marijuana inside the residence and a digital scale.
As a result of the findings, the victim, identified as Keith Braud, was also arrested. Brandon Mungia, 21, of 40029 Woodland Avenue, Gonzales, was charged with armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated burglary, aggravated kidnapping, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, possession of marijuana, possession of schedule II CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia, and aggravated battery.
Matthew Everett, 25, of 15280 Holton Road, Prairieville, was charged with armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery.
Nicholas Everett, 24, of 15280 Holton Road, Prairieville, was charged with armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, and possession of marijuana.
Johnny Everett, 47, of 17221 Milton Drive, French Settlement, was charged with armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated burglary and aggravated kidnapping.
Keith Braud, 59, of 12357 Laurel Ridge Road, St. Amant, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with illegal carrying of weapons while in possession of CDS as the shotgun was kept inside of his residence along with the drugs that were located.
After the men were arrested, it was learned that Braud (the victim) knew at least one of the suspects, Matthew Everett. When deputies’ questioned Matthew Everett, he admitted to selling marijuana for Braud approximately one week prior, added Sheriff Wiley.
Also early Tuesday morning, deputies were dispatched to Popingos Convenient Store on Perkins Road in reference to two males stealing cartons of cigarettes. Upon deputies’ arrival, the suspects left the scene and were later found after they struck a brick wall on Overland Trail Drive.
The two men, identified as Harryl Minor and Cedric Williams, were arrested. Deputies searched the vehicle and located the stolen cartons of cigarettes along with alcoholic beverage bottles.
It was also learned that the two suspects stole items from Post Office Chevron located on Airline Highway, Race Trac on Highway 73, Prairieville Wal-mart on Airline Highway , and the two men are possibly involved with other thefts in the Baton Rouge area.
A child was in the backseat at the time the two men were arrested, and the child was released to the next of kin.
Harryl Minor, 32, of 3239 Chippewa St. Baton Rouge, was arrested and charged with no insurance, hit and run driving, reckless operation, operating vehicle while license is suspended, child passenger restraint system, two counts of principals, and two counts of theft of goods.
Cedric Williams, 38, of 4768 Bradley St. Baton Rouge, was arrested and charged with two counts theft of goods under $500 and two counts theft of goods over $500.
Both men were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting bond.