APRIL 19, 2017
TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT: ARREST OF BANK ROBBERY
SUSPECT – JOEL ZSEBEHAZY
KLOTZVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon
reports the arrest of Joel Zsebehazy, 33, last known address of Highway 1,
Napoleonville, LA, on a federal fugitive arrest warrant for unlawful flight to
avoid prosecution, as well as warrants out of Batavia, New York, charging him
with grand larceny in the third degree and robbery in the third degree.
Zsebehazy was arrested Tuesday afternoon after
Sheriff’s personnel converged on a home near Belle Rose where the suspect was
working as handyman.
The charges are in connection with a bank robbery in
Batavia, New York in December of 2016, in which he allegedly made off with
$10,275.00. At the time of the December
robbery, the suspect was on parole for a prior bank robbery.
Sheriff’s officials received information that
indicated Zsebehazy had been in the area for the past three weeks.
Zsebehazy was no stranger to law-enforcement as he
possesses a 33-page criminal history.
The suspect has previous arrests for third degree assault, multiple drug
distribution counts, drug possession counts, second degree felonious assault,
third degree robbery, grand larceny as well as multiple parole violations. He has additional arrests for second degree
burglary, violation of protective orders, theft, as well as numerous other
misdemeanor and felony arrests.
Zsebehazy was transported to the Assumption Parish
Detention Center where he was booked and incarcerated.
The state of New York as well as the Western District
Federal Court of New York have already begun the process of extraditing the
suspect to the state of New York to answer to the charges.
For additional information concerning this News
Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny
Cavalier at 985-369-7281.