Armed Robbery Suspect in Custody
This story was written by: Sheriff Jerry J. Larpenter of TPSO
Dec. 27, 2018
Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said that on December, 25, 2018, Christmas Day, at approx. 3:30 a.m. Terrebonne Parish deputies and detectives responded to an armed robbery of a person at the Ramada Inn, 1400 West Tunnel Blvd. Houma, La.
Upon arrival at this location deputies were informed that the suspect(s) has already fled the scene. Then, during this investigation deputies learned that a 34 year old Houma man was the victim of the robbery. The victim allegedly met the female suspect on a social media website called “SkipTheGame” that is used to solicit female escort service. The victim and suspect communicated through this social media website in which the victim agreed to pay for sex. The victim agreed to be picked up at a predetermined location on Grand Caillou Rd.
The victim was then picked up by two females and driven to the Ramada Inn where everyone entered the hotel room. After entering the hotel room a male suspect, who was waiting in the bathroom, entered the hotel room with a handgun. The victim was robbed at gunpoint of his wallet and cell phone. The suspect(s) then left the hotel room and fled the scene in a green colored sport utility vehicle.
The suspect vehicle information was disseminated statewide to Law Enforcement Agencies. Then, at approx. 5:20 a.m. TPSO received information that the New Iberia Police Department conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle. TPSO detectives traveled to New Iberia and continued this investigation.
During the investigation the victim’s cell phone and the handgun described by the victim was recovered from the suspect vehicle. After further investigation the gunman was identified as Jasmin Francisco, b/m, birth date 8/24/1990, 101 Corrine St. Apt. 2. New Iberia, La.
Francisco was arrested as a fugitive from Justice and is being held in the Iberia Parish Jail. TPSO detectives obtained an arrest warrant for armed robbery for Francisco. He will be transported back to Terrebonne Parish where he will face the charge of armed robbery. This case remains under investigation and more arrest are expected to follow.
Sheriff Jerry J. Larpenter