One suspect arrested, one being sought after armed robbery in Dutchtown

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
DeSean Landry, who was found hiding in the area.

An Alexandria man is in custody after taking part in an armed robbery of an occupied vehicle at Sonic restaurant on Highway 73 in Dutchtown shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday night, July 19.

According to Sheriff Jeff Wiley, deputies responded to the area and learned that four victims had been robbed of their belongings and the vehicle at gunpoint by two black males who fled the scene.

No one was injured during the incident, added Sheriff Wiley.

Deputies located the stolen vehicle fleeing down Highway 70 in St. James Parish, and a vehicle pursuit began. The stolen vehicle was found around St. James High School with the assistance of St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office.

A short while later, both Ascension Sheriff’s deputies and St. James Parish Sheriff’s deputies located 30-year-old DeSean Landry hiding in the area. Landry, of 5444 Mansour Avenue, Alexandria, was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on four counts of armed robbery, four counts armed robbery with a firearm, and four counts aggravated assault.

Deputies are still searching for the other suspect, said Sheriff Wiley. His identity and possible whereabouts is unknown.

Anyone who may have information on this case is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-4636 or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7868). To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers immediately.

Update: At the time of this release, another person, fitting the description of the second suspect, is currently being detained by St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office that may possibly be the person of interest sought in this armed robbery.

Update: Joshua L. Sorina, 28, of 7740 Weaver Street, New Orleans, was arrested and charged with four counts armed robbery, four counts armed robbery with a firearm, four counts aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.

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