Armed robbery, kidapping suspect arrested

Staff reports

Authorities arrested a Geismar man accused of an armed robbery and kidnapping of three fast-food employees last year as they tried to deposit $8,000 in store money.

DNA evidence led to the arrest of Marquis Favre, 21, 37222 Anderson Road, who reportedly was the boyfriend of the McDonald’s restaurant assistant manager at the time of the Thanksgiving 2008 incident.

According to police, the assistant manager was one of the three employees who were robbed and kidnapped.

Favre was arrested and booked Monday into the Ascension Parish Jail on counts of armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping and theft.

Police said Favre accosted the assistant manager of the Airline Highway restaurant and the two other employees at the Capitol One Bank on Burnside Avenue in Gonzales.

Favre allegedly used a bandana or shirt to cover his face and a pistol to order the assistant manager away from the ATM and into her vehicle.

The three were then forced to drive to the foot of the Sunshine Bridge on Hwy. 70 near Donaldsonville, police said.

The employees were forced out of the vehicle and the suspect drove off, according to authorities.

The stolen vehicle was found by St. James Parish sheriff’s deputies, and DNA from the vehicle matched Favre, according to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.

Bond was set at $500,000.