Three Hahnville men charged with attempted murder in Houma robbery

Three Hahnville men have been arrested in connection with the Nov. 24 armed robbery and attempted murder of a Houma resident.

Raquan Joseph
Raquan Joseph

Raquan Joseph, 21, of 380 Post St., Wendell Downing, 21, of 255 Trailsway, and Aaron Keith Williams, 19, of 196 Keller St., all of Hahnville, were arrested and each charged with a count of attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery.

Arianna Chanell Franklin, 17, of 416 Roselawn St., Houma, also arrested and charged with a count each of attempted first degree murder and armed robbery, allegedly planned the robbery, according to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Wendall Downing
Wendall Downing

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., Franklin visited an 18-year-old male at his residence on Oakshire Drive. On arrival, she entered the home and talked to the victim while Joseph, Downing and Williams waited outside in a white Chrysler 200 Sedan, said Maj. Malcolm Wolfe.

Soon after, Franklin asked the victim if one of them could use the restroom and he agreed. Franklin then left the house and two of the men entered armed with handguns. They pointed them at the victim demanding money and valuables, but the victim apparently fought with the suspects.

The two allegedly stole a PlayStation and some games and then fled out the back door. One of them allegedly fired their weapon at the victim, but did not hit him. They returned to the sedan and fled the scene.

Aaron Keith Williams
Aaron Keith Williams

Wolfe said it was later learned Franklin had apparently planned the robbery.

A patrolling deputy later spotted the sedan traveling on East Main Street near Prospect Boulevard and initiated a traffic stop, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies then took Franklin and the other three suspects into custody without incident.

Arianna Franklin
Arianna Franklin

Deputies recovered a 9mm handgun and found the victim’s game system inside the sedan.

The four suspects were booked into Terrebonne Parish jail.

Franklin was jailed on a $75,000 bond; Joseph and Downing jailed each on $150,000 bond, and Williams, $25,000 bond.

 

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