CRIME

Three day round up; 87 arrested

Staff reports

Deputies and U.S. marshals rounded up 87 people last week in a three-day operation, Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley reported.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance the United States Marshal’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana Fugitive Task Force, conducted a round up of wanted individuals in Ascension Parish last week, Wiley said.

The three day period was April 22-24 and involved about 15 law enforcement officers each day, according to the sheriff.

Wiley said some of the 87 men and women arrested had multiple warrants, and the actual number of warrants cleared was 206.

Many of the individuals who were arrested were wanted for failure to appear in court, and some were allowed to pay court re-scheduling fees and paid fines, he said. A total of $10,504.61 in fees and fines were collected during the round up, according to Wiley.

Forty-one of the individuals who were arrested were incarcerated in the Ascension Parish jail and were required to post bond to be released, he said.

The sheriff said charges of the wanted individuals ranged from armed robbery to parole violation, non-support, and bench warrants.

Wiley said the individual arrested for armed robbery was 39-year-old Lamont Richardson, of 15005 Beau John Avenue, Prairieville, who was wanted in connection with the reported armed robbery of a couple on Feb. 10. The victims in that case indicated that they were driving on Palmetto Lane in Prairieville when they were flagged down by Richardson who then produced a gun and robbed them of cash, according to Wiley.

Beau Jon Avenue was the scene of fatal shooting over what authorities suspect was over a drug deal. Kolby Lambert, who was 17, was fatally shot at a house on the street earlier this month. Two other people were also shot in the incident.