Facebook marketplace sale turns into theft

The Gonzales Police Dept. is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in the picture.

Officials say on Feb. 12, 2022 around 3pm, the unidentified man on the blue 2017 Suzuki Motorcycle with LA License MC628003, arranged to purchase a motorcycle through Facebook Market place, under two (2) different aliases, “Korie Jackson” and “Corey Self.”

The suspect arranged to meet with the victim at Big Lots, located at 120 N. Airline Hwy., to evaluate the motorcycle and “test ride” it. 

After making a few circles in the parking lot, the unidentified man unexpectedly departed southbound on S. Airline Hwy., when the traffic light for E. Cornerview St. and Airline Hwy. changed to green.

Surveillance footage captured the suspect passing car keys to the unidentified man in the orange Nike Shorts inside Big Lots, just before he met with the victim. 

If anyone has any information pertaining to this incident please contact Detective James Poe at

(225) 647-9572.

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