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Independence man gets 25 years for Hammond Circle K robbery

Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | Views: 4442

Independence man gets 25 years for Hammond Circle K robbery

Amite- District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux reports that 36-year-old David Polk, of Independence, LA pleaded no contest to armed robbery.

On October 30, 2017 Hammond Police were dispatched to the Circle K located on South Morrison Boulevard in reference to an armed robbery that just occurred and the suspect was operating a red Chrysler 300 that just turned southbound on South Morrison.

Once officers arrived on scene the complainant told officers that he was standing outside on a break when he observed the red Chrysler 300 pull up to the store. The complainant stated that he walked back into the store behind the register to attend to the customer then advised he heard what sounded like the loading of a gun followed by a voice stating to hand him the money out of the register. The complainant gave the suspect money out of the register, three packs of cigarettes, and a case of beer.

While officers were speaking with the complainant it was learned that TPSO was in a vehicle pursuit with the red Chrysler 300 and that the suspect got out of the vehicle and fled on foot in the area of Loranger High School after running off of the roadway. While inspecting the vehicle a shotgun was found lying in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. Detectives swabbed the shotgun for possible DNA to be sent to the crime lab. After running the vehicle plate information it was found that David Polk was the operator of the vehicle.

Detectives obtained surveillance footage of the Circle K and observed the robbery take place and identified the male as David Polk.

Through investigation in attempting to locate Polk it was learned that Polk was hiding at a residence in Livingston Parish in the Independence area. On November 9, 2017 officers went to the residence and gained consent to search and located Polk in the bedroom closet. Polk was advised of his Miranda Rights, placed into handcuffs, and transported to the Livingston Parish Detention Center.

David Polk was sentenced to 25 years with the Department of Corrections 10 years of the sentence are to be served without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. Polk also pleaded no contest to unrelated charges such as theft, aggravated flight, and simple criminal damage to property; all to run concurrent with the sentence given for his conviction of armed robbery.