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Slidell man could get life in prison for $181 armed robbery

Slidell man could get life in prison for $181 armed robbery
Posted: Feb 28, 2019
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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From District Attorney Warren Montgomery

A jury in Covington found a Slidell man guilty of armed robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with an October 2017 gas station robbery.

Reyhane McKnight, 31, was convicted Wednesday of robbing a Shell gas station on U.S. 11 near Slidell, threatening the store clerk at gunpoint and taking $181 before fleeing the scene.

After identifying McKnight as a suspect, detectives conducted a search of McKnight’s residence that led to the discovery of shoes and a firearm that were similar to those on a surveillance video.

When officers apprehended him four days later, McKnight was wearing the same “unique” American flag shorts that were seen in the video, prosecutors said.

McKnight faces a potential life sentence due to his previous convictions for simple robbery, possession of heroin and attempted possession of cocaine.

He will be sentenced by Judge Reginald Badeaux on March 22.