THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) - A man wanted for armed robbery with a firearm in Assumption Parish was arrested by Thibodaux police Sunday after being on the run for pulling a knife on a cashier and stealing money from the register. No one was injured during the robbery.
Around 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, Javis "Jay" Caldwell, 24, robbed the business in the 1000 block of S. Acadia Rd. Caldwell ran out of the store, but not before witnesses could get a description of him.
Around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, Caldwell was stopped by police while riding his bicycle for traffic violations. The officer recognized him from the witness description of the armed robbery suspect. Caldwell gave the officer a fake name and was taken in for identity confirmation. Police say Caldwell maintained his false identity, even after police confirmed his true identity.
Investigators confirmed Caldwell was the person who robbed the business just hours before and that Caldwell had a warrant for armed robbery with a firearm from Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office.
Caldwell was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center and charged with armed robbery, misrepresentation during booking, lights required on a bicycle, and the warrant out of Assumption.
Caldwell's bond has been set at $250,300.
The investigation is ongoing.