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Pizza delivery driver robbed north of Franklinton; arrest made

Pizza delivery driver robbed north of Franklinton; arrest made
Posted: Mar 12, 2018
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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From the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office

On March 7, 2018, a pizza delivery person was delivering a pizza to an address on Harvey Road north of Franklinton. The pizza driver was flagged down by three individuals whose faces were covered. Two males approached the car and wanted to pay for the pizza with a $100 bill which is believed to have been counterfeit. The driver advised they don’t carry that much money to make change, at which time the two men produced pistols. One man took the driver’s cell phone and the other took the pizza.

It is believed the men intended to pay for the pizza with a counterfeit $100 bill, then take the change and the pizza before fleeing. They then switched tactics and committed armed robbery of the driver.

Patrol deputies and detectives rushed to the scene and began an immediate investigation which led to the identification of one of the robbers. Rondrick Johnson King, 17, a resident of 25187 Harvey Road, was arrested and placed in the Washington Parish Jail where he is being held on a charge of armed robbery with his bond set at $100,000.

The two other subjects are still at large and the investigation continues. Additional arrests are expected.

Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “Mr. King is starting out young with his criminal activity and I hope this arrest will serve as a wake-up call for him to do some serious soul searching and take whatever steps are necessary to turn his life around. It is always a dangerous situation when a firearm is involved in the commission of a crime and I am so grateful that the pizza delivery driver was not harmed. Many thanks to our fine officers who made a quick arrest in this matter.”
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