During the early morning hours of July 23, 2013, OPSO deputies patrolling Pinnacle Apartments, 224 Finks Hideaway Rd, Monroe, LA, attempted to contact two males on bicycles in the parking lot when both subjects fled. J’Varus Robinson, 17yo of Monroe, was quickly detained and the investigation revealed that Robinson had in his possession two handguns and a small amount of marijuana.
Deputies determined that one of the handguns had been reported stolen through the Monroe Police Department. Investigators later identified Demerquel Jackson, 17yo of Monroe, as the second suspect and was later located and arrested.
Robinson was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center for Illegal Carrying of a Weapon, Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Resisting Arrest, Simple Possession of Marijuana, 5 counts of Simple Burglary, and 5 counts of Conspiracy to commit Simple Burglary. Jackson was charged with 2 counts of Attempted Burglary, 5 counts of Simple Burglary, and 5 counts of Conspiracy to commit Simple Burglary.
These arrests are linked to various vehicle burglaries that occurred in the Town and Country area and date back to late June. This investigation is still ongoing with additional arrest possible.