Authorities arrest second person in Thibodaux armed robbery case
THIBODAUX- A second person has been arrested after investigators learned of an armed robbery after a victim was shot in a separate incident.
On Dec. 31 at approximately 1:21 a.m., Thibodaux Police Offiers saw a tan Buick Century traveling on Jackson Street near St. Mary with an expired license plate. Authorities stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as 19-year-old Carmicheal Anderson.
Anderson was arrested for armed robbery, no driver's license and an expired or cancelled license plate. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $150,000 bond.
The first suspect, 21-year-old Raekwon Arcement, was arrested in September after he was found hiding in the 12000 block of Louis Stream Circle during a search warrant. He was initially arrested on a LPSO warrant for aggravated assault with a firearm and three other warrants for failing to appear in court on traffic offenses. He was later charged with armed robbery.
Arcement is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $60,000 bond.
The Thibodaux Police Department got involved on Sept. 6 after being dispatched to the 200 block of Sanders Street where a victim of a shooting was conscious but bleeding profusely.
During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that days before the shooting Anderson and Arcement wanted to buy drugs from the victim. When the three met to make the deal, the suspects tried to pay the victim with fake money, according to a release.
The victim refused to sell the drugs, so Anderson pulled a gun on the victim. Anderson and Arcement then robbed the victim, according to authorities.
Though the shooting took place at a separate time, authorities believe the incident is connected to the armed robbery.