Sheriff’s Office Investigates Armed Robbery of Credit Union-Suspect Arrested
UPDATE November 6, 2014: Robbery Suspect Booked on Additional Charges
The ongoing investigation into the robbery of Centric Federal Credit Union that occurred on October 29th, 2014 has resulted in additional charges being placed on the suspect charged in the robbery. Byron McCoy was previously charged with the robbery and is being held at OCC. The subsequent investigation has determined that the suspect had used a fuel card from a local ministry over the past two months to buy fuel without authorization. The charges total over $1600.00 dollars. Deputies also discovered McCoy had stolen two televisions and pawned them. On 11/6/14, McCoy was re-booked at OCC on the additional charges of 28 counts of Unauthorized Use of an Access Card, 2 counts of Unauthorized Use of a Moveable and 2 counts of Theft by Fraud. The investigation is continuing.
UPDATE: ARREST MADE IN ROBBERY CASE
Based on information received at the scene, a traffic stop was executed on a vehicle matching a possible suspect vehicle near the area of the robbery. Subsequent investigation of the robbery has resulted in the arrest of Byron McCoy, age 34, of West Monroe. McCoy is currently being booked at OCC on the charges of 1st Degree Robbery, Simple Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. No other arrests are expected at this time.
Sheriff Russell is proud of the hard work by the deputies that brought quick closure to the case.
At approximately 1030 hrs. this morning, Ouachita Parish Sheriffs Deputies responded to a reported armed robbery of the Centric Federal Credit Union, 2353 Arkansas Road, West Monroe. Investigation revealed an unidentified subject had entered the credit union and demanded money. The suspect did not reveal a weapon nor indicate he was armed but had his hands concealed. The suspect was described wearing a dark hood type jacket, dark pants and light colored gloves, no other description available at this time. The suspect then fled the building on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. No injuries are reported.
The area was searched however the suspect was not immediately located. Sheriff’s Investigators are currently conducting the investigation based upon information received at the crime scene.