WBR: Three teens arrested for carjacking at gunpoint

PORT ALLEN- Three teenagers have been arrested after allegedly asking a woman for a ride and stealing her car by forcing her to go inside a store at gunpoint.

West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies responded around 10 p.m. on July 20 at a local convenience store on Lobdell Highway in Port Allen.

During the investigation, deputies learned that the female victim was staying at a nearby motel when approached by three males who asked to give them a ride to the store. While at the store, one of the teenagers pulled out a handgun and allegedly told the victim to go into the store.

WBRSO says after the victim got out of the vehicle, the three teens allegedly fled the scene with the vehicle.

Deputies contacted Misty Lewis, 47, who confirmed that the three suspects were occupants of the room and that one was her son, and the other two were juveniles (17 & 15). WBRSO says Lewis initially provided a fake name for her son, but he was later identified as Jontay Arnold, 18.

Deputies found that the Monroe Office of Juvenile Justice wanted Arnold for escape. Lewis was arrested for accessory after the fact (escape). She admitted to harboring Arnold.

West Baton Rouge Detectives and Narcotics Divisions, along with the assistance of the Baton Rouge Police Department, were able to locate the vehicle and all three suspects. All three suspects were taken into custody without incident. During the arrest, a gun was recovered.

The two juveniles were booked into a juvenile facility while Arnold was booked into the West Baton Rouge Detention Center.

Arrested

  • Jontay Arnold: Carjacking & Fugitive
  • JUVENILE (17): Carjacking & Illegal Possession of a handgun by a juvenile
  • JUVENILE (15): Carjacking

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