Boutte man charged with armed robbery after man gave him a ride, cash
A Boutte man has been arrested after allegedly robbing a local good Samaritan at gunpoint.
Terron Ingram Jr., 19, of 538 S. Kinler St., was charged with armed robbery after the incident that began with Ingram asking the eventual victim for money outside of the Walgreens at the corner of Paul Maillard Road and U.S. Hwy. 90 in Boutte, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The victim offered Ingram money and a ride to a nearby Shell station.
Once there, the victim removed his wallet and Ingram apparently produced a handgun and snatched the wallet away, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
He then fled toward the railroad tracks parallel to Old Spanish Trail.
“Our canine unit tracked where Ingram was observed fleeing, leading deputies to his location,” said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. James Grimaldi.
Police reportedly found Ingram in possession of 7.8 grams of marijuana and 29 Acetaminophen Hydrocodone pills upon his arrest. He also was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of Schedule II drugs.
He is being held at Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility on a bond of $150,000. A court arraignment is set Jan. 25.