Posted: Jun 4, 2012 3:05 PM by Brian Waldrep
Source: Slidell Police Dept.
A Pearl River man, along with his father and girlfriend, are under arrest after being accused in an Armed Robbery and Carjacking in St. Tammany Parish over the weekend.
Slidell Police say late Friday evening, 17 year-old Jollynne Corter flagged down a car after appearing to be in distress.
As the victim was speaking to Corter, her boyfriend, 24 year-old Jareth Vinet, approached the car and pulled out a pistol. Vinet violently forced the victim out of the vehicle and then ripped her purse off of her arm. Vinet and Corter both jumped in the vehicle and fled the area.
The Slidell Police and the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force began the manhunt for both Corter and Vinet.
During the course of the manhunt, it was discovered that Corter and Vinet fled to a friend's residence in Pearlington, Mississippi. Slidell Police paired up with the Hancock County Sherriff's office, and shortly before midnight on Friday, had both suspects in custody.
It was discovered that Vinet's father, Larry Vinet, aided the duo in their escape from the law.
The gun used during the carjacking belonged to Larry Vinet, who was trying to hide the weapon from police. T
Corter and Jareth Vinet were both booked on multiple charges including Armed Robbery and Carjacking.
Larry Vinet was booked on Accessory after the fact charges.
Corter has waived extradition and is currently in the Slidell City Jail where she will ultimately be transferred to the St. Tammany Parish Jail where a bond will be set.
Larry Vinet is also in the Slidell City Jail and is awaiting transfer.
Jareth Vinet refused extradition from Mississippi and detectives are currently working on a governor's warrant in order to have Vinet transferred back to Louisiana.