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Update- Deputies Foil Bank Robbery in Napoleonville - Wednesday, April 18, 2012

At 3:34pm yesterday, an Assumption Parish Deputy/School Resource Officer, who had stopped at a convenience store across the street from First American Bank in Napoleonville (located at corner of Highway 1 and Highway 401) was immediately approached by a female subject who stated she saw three black males who appeared to be masked up and may be attempting to rob the bank. The deputy responded and alerted dispatch and all available units to respond after he noticed the subjects fleeing from behind the bank. Several Deputies and the Sheriff responded to the scene and began a foot chase and immediately apprehended 2 suspects. A third suspect was located a few minutes later at a residence in the Village of Napoleonville.

Detectives responded to the scene and recovered a revolver dropped in the back yard of a residence behind the bank as well as black t-shirts, socks and other clothing believed to be used to conceal their identity during the robbery attempt. One suspect, Samuel T. Johnson, later gave Detectives and full confession of his involvement and implicated his two accomplices in the attempted armed robbery of the abovementioned bank.

The following three suspects were booked in the Assumption Parish Detention Center last night and charged as follows: Samuel T. Johnson, age 19, of 410 Canal Street, Napoleonville; Corey Jupiter, age 20, of 504 Owens Street, Napoleonville; Geondre J. Thomas aka "G Money”, age 19, of 116 Eleven Street, Morgan City were all charged with Attempted Armed Robbery. No bonds have been set as of the time of this release and these suspects are currently being housed at the Assumption Parish Detention Center.

Assumption Parish Detectives have been in touch with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and will turn over all reports and information obtained from this investigation to the FBI for them to review with respect to Federal Charges as this bank is a federally insured financial institution.

This is an ongoing investigation. We want to also personally thank those responsible citizens for reporting to us this suspicious activity which allowed deputies to foil this armed robbery incident. If anyone has any additional information concerning this attempted armed robbery, please contact Detectives at 985-526-1627.

           Geondre Thomas                               Corey Jupiter                              


             Samuel Johnson




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