BR police arrest 3 for armed robbery of Papa John’s

BR police arrest 3 for armed robbery of Papa John’s
NBC33 Staff
CrimeTracker
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 2:29pm

Baton Rouge Police have arrested three men in connection with the Armed Robbery of Papa John’s on Lee Drive that happened on Sunday, Feb, 16, at about 10:36 p.m.

Jeremy Ford, 23; Terrance Venson, 20; and Demarcus Mathews, 19, were taken into custody

According to reports, the three suspects entered the business while wearing masks to conceal their identity.

Once inside the business, Mathews and Venson allegedly pulled out handguns and ordered all of the employees to lie on the ground.

Mathews reportedly took money from the cash register and also took an employee’s cell phone.

The three suspects then left the restaurant in a black car.

Officers saw the suspects’ vehicle shortly after in a nearby area. Mathews was initially driving, and refused to stop.

He eventually stopped and tried to run away on foot, but was soon caught by K-9 officers.

The front passenger, Venson, then took control of the car and continued to flee, until he struck a parked vehicle on Glenmore Avenue.

Venson abandoned the vehicle and was also apprehended by K-9 Officers.

Ford stayed in the backseat of the vehicle and was later taken into custody.

Mathews and Venson were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of Armed Robbery, Aggravated Flight, and Resisting an Officer.

Ford was booked on charges of Armed Robbery. 

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