Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Joshua Harris (B/M, 22, 204 Ridgeway Street in Thibodaux, LA) for Armed Robbery and a Terrebonne warrant for Simple Burglary.
The other suspect, Jewann Raymond Baptiste (B/M, 22), was arrested in May for Armed Robbery, Possession of Crack Cocaine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On May 12th, 2017, at approximately 1:28 a.m., Joshua Harris and Jewann Raymond Baptiste went into a business in the 1000 Block of Canal Boulevard and robbed the store employees at gun point; forcing employees to give them the money from the cash register. The suspects then fled on foot.
As Detectives were investigating the Armed Robbery, they were contacted by the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Department who had an arrest warrant for Jewann Baptiste for Simple Burglary. They also requested assistance with a search warrant at 1237 Canal Blvd. Room 105, Jewann Baptiste’s room.
While conducting the search warrant, TPD Detectives recognized items believed to be used in the armed robbery they were investigating. A 2nd search warrant was obtained, and Police recovered evidence linking Jewann Baptiste to the Armed Robbery in Thibodaux. TPD Detectives also recovered suspected crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia from the room.
Through further investigation, evidence led Detectives to Joshua Harris as the second suspect in the Armed Robber.
On Monday, July 24th, Detectives received information that Joshua Harris was at Peltier Park. Acting on the information, Police spotted Harris and two others at the park. Harris was quickly taken into custody.
While there, Police discovered that one of the people with Harris – Nicole Braud (W/F, 31, 145 Al Joseph Lane in Thibodaux, LA) – had a warrant in Terrebonne for Failing to Appear for Court. She was also taken into custody and held for Terrebonne Sheriff’s Office.
Joshua Harris is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $155,000 bond. Jewann Baptiste, who was arrested in May, is still being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where on a $165,000 bond.