Armed Robbery in American Bank Parking Lot

RRPJ-Armed Robbery Lewis-18Dec8At approximately 4:01 p.m. on November 30, 2018 Red River Parish Sheriff’s Communications received a call reporting a disturbance in the parking lot of American Bank and Trust. Coushatta Police Department officers and Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office (RRPSO) deputies were dispatched to the location on Ringgold Avenue in Coushatta.

Deputies and officers arrived on scene and made contact with a male subject. The man claimed that two female acquaintances from Natchitoches picked him up near Jones Street in Coushatta, robbed him at gun point and drove him to the bank in an attempt to withdraw money from the ATM. While trying to recover his stolen money and debit card, the two women attacked him and sped away heading south on Ringgold Avenue.

At approximately 4:10 p.m. a patrolling RRPSO deputy observed a car fitting the description of the suspect vehicle at the four-way intersection near the foot of the Red River Bridge. The deputy proceeded to follow the car occupied by two black females onto LA 1 south.

With a second RRPSO unit approaching, at approximately 4:16 p.m. the deputy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle near the intersection of LA 1 and Sandy Bayou Road in the Hanna community. After confirming that the two occupants were the reported suspects, Kaiaundra Lewis and Keionna Johnson were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Red River Parish Jail (RRPJ) for booking.

During a search of the arrestees and subsequent searches of the suspect vehicle and transport vehicles, a considerable amount of cash, a handgun, a set of scales, drug paraphernalia and a variety of suspected illegal narcotics were collected as evidence by RRPSO deputies and investigators.

On November 30, 2018 Kaiaundra S. Lewis, B/F, age 24 of the 300 block of Lakeview Drive, Natchitoches, LA and Keionna S. Johnson, B/F, age 26 of the 200 block of Fairgrounds Road, Natchitoches, LA were booked into the RRPJ. Lewis was charged with Armed Robbery and Possession of a Firearm or Carrying Concealed Weapon by a Felon while Johnson was charged with Armed Robbery.

Following a brief investigation, on December 3, 2018, RRPSO investigators secured arrest warrants for Lewis and Johnson on multiple drug related charges. Each were booked into the RRPJ on the following charges: Possession of Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) with intent to distribute (two counts), Possession of Schedule I Synthetic Cannabinoids with intent to distribute, Possession of Schedule I CDS (MDMA) with intent to distribute, Possession of Schedule I Marijuana with intent to distribute, Possession of Schedule IV CDS with intent to distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Firearm in presence of CDS.

At this time bond has not been set and both remain incarcerated in the RRPJ.

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