Man arrested after robbing same gas station twice
SLIDELL - A man wanted for robbing the same gas station twice in three days was arrested following a vehicle pursuit on Monday evening, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said the pair of armed robberies happened on Thursday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 5 at a Front Street gas station in Slidell. Both times the suspect entered the business, said he had a weapon and left the scene with undisclosed amounts of cash. He eluded Slidell police following both robberies.
Early on Monday, local police identified Douglas Casborn, 54, as the suspect in both robberies, notified neighboring law enforcement agencies including sheriff's deputies in St. Tammany Parish, and began the search for Casborn.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputies said they spotted Casborn driving a pickup truck near Bayou Liberty and Front Street around 4:15 p.m. Monday evening. When the deputy tried to stop the suspect, he fled and a pursuit began. The chase came to an end near the Kings Point subdivision where the deputy took Casborn into custody.
According to investigators, Casborn was in possession of crack cocaine at the time of his arrest. During interrogation by Slidell police late Monday evening, he said he committed both robberies because of his desperate drug addiction.
Casborn faces two counts of first degree robbery, aggravated flight from an officer, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.