Lafayette police blotter for Dec. 22, 2013

A short police chase ended Friday night with the arrests of two men not long after the armed robbery of a Cracker Barrel gas station followed by the attempted armed robbery of another.

Lafayette police booked Johnua Riggs, 20, of Lafayette, into Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on counts of armed robbery and attempted armed robbery, Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a news release.

They also booked Jammie Roberts, 24, of Arnaudville, on counts of principal to armed robbery and principal to attempted armed robbery, Mouton said.

Around 11:20 p.m., a man dressed in black and armed with a handgun walked into the Cracker Barrel gas station at 1303 N. University Ave. The man, whose face was covered, demanded money from a clerk and then fled, Mouton said.

About 30 minutes later, police received a tip about a suspicious, gun-toting man apparently preparing to rob the Cracker Barrel at 2013 Northwest Evangeline Thruway.

By the time police arrived, the man, whose face had been concealed, had fled in a green SUV, Mouton said.

Officers spotted the SUV in a nearby neighborhood and were attempting to make a traffic stop when the SUV sped off, Mouton said.

Officers pursued the fleeing SUV until it crashed in the 100 block of Martin Luther King Drive, at which point two men hopped out of the vehicle and ran toward Interstate 10, Mouton said.

They didn’t run for long, though, as police soon caught both fleeing men, Riggs and Roberts, Mouton said.

Arrests posted Dec. 22, 2013, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s web site:

  • JIMMIE DALE BELLEAU: 37, of the 100 block of Thelma Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on felony distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics.
  • JAMIE ELIZABETH BENOIT: 22, of the 200 block of Cantal Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • MATTHEW BOURGEOIS: 23, of the 100 block of Rue Fosse, Milton. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and stop signs and yield signs violations.
  • KEON ANTHONY BROUSSARD: 23, of the 100 block of Briarwood Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on nine counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • JULIEN ANDREW CORMIER: 23, of the 1200 block of Gendarme Road, Carencro. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana and distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.
  • GLENN WILLIAM DICKINSON: 31, of Duson. He was booked on two counts of aggravated assault.
  • MICHAEL FLOYD: 24, of the 200 block of Oak Crest Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden.
  • JAKE LOUIS FRUGE: 41, of the 100 block of Petitjean, Duson. He was booked on aggravated assault with a firearm.
  • BRAD WYLEY JONES: 39, of the 69 block of St. Fidelia Street, Carencro. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics.
  • MACEY MICHELLE LANDRY: 21, of the 3000 block of Romero Road, Youngsville. She was booked on fugitive.
  • JONATHAN WAYUN LASTRAPES: 24, of the 100 block of Sugar Lane Terrace, New Iberia. He was booked on disturbing the peace by intoxication and resisting an officer.
  • VANPHI JOSEPH NGUYEN: 24, of the 400 block of Tapestry Circle, Lafayette. He was booked on felony theft and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • MEAGAN PARIS: 21, of the 2700 block of Rodeo Road, Abbeville. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless driving.
  • JOHNUA RIGGS: 20, of the 800 block of Martin Luther King, Lafayette. He was booked on armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, illegal use of firearm, attempted armed robbery, misdemeanor battery of a police officer, resisting an officer, and simple battery.
  • JAMMIE JAVANUAS ROBERTS: 24, of the 1200 block of Division Road, Arnaudville. He was booked on flight from an officer, aggravated flight from an officer, principal to armed robbery, principal to armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, use of firearm, and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • MATTHEW ROSBURY: 29, of the 100 block of Glouchester, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • KELINN M. SMITH: 21, of the 100 block of Rue Royal, Lafayette. He was booked on hold for extradition.
  • JEREMY J. ST. JULIEN: 28, of the 200 block of Ann Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • CHRIS TRAHAN: 35, of the 100 block of B Shekel Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana and prohibited acts (drug paraphernalia).
  • JUSTIN VENABLE: 38, of the 200 block of Paulman Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts for Vermilion Parish.
  • BOBBY WHITE: 41, of the 100 block of Parker Street, New Iberia. He was booked on a warrant for Iberia Parish.