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Caddo deputies arrest armed robber

Monday, July 30, 2018

Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666

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Caddo deputies used a drone and K-9s to track down a man who robbed a restaurant at gunpoint over the weekend, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Deputies were dispatched to Zaxby’s on North Market just before 10 p.m. on Saturday after receiving a 911 call about an armed robbery in progress.

Deputy Maggie Boykin arrived within a minute of the call and saw the suspect run into the woods near the restaurant. Patrol deputies established a perimeter in the area and called for K-9 deputies, who found the suspect’s clothing and other items in the woods.

A drone equipped with thermal imaging operated by the Bossier Sheriff’s Office was used to further pinpoint the location of the suspect and guide Caddo K-9 Deputies Marcus Jeansonne/Chuck and Justin Dunn/Ace to the suspect's location. He was found hiding in a ravine filled with water. 

Bryant Badie, 19, of West Monroe, was apprehended and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for armed robbery.

Sheriff’s Detective Keith Fox said Badie is accused of entering the restaurant and demanding money from the employees inside after producing a handgun. At least one customer was in the restaurant at the time. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, Badie fled. No one was injured.

Note: Attached is drone video of the apprehension provided by the Bossier Sheriff's Office.

Also photos of K-9 Deputies Marcus Jeansonne and Justin Dunn conducting their search, and Caddo Deputy Marcus Jeansonne and Bossier Deputy Kelly Downey tracking the suspect with the drone.



For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666