Louisiana Cane Row Casino Holdup Leads to Eight Arrests

Posted on: October 25, 2022, 04:57h.

Last update on: October 25, 2022, 04:57h.

Three other suspects have been charged in connection with the Sept. 29 robbery at Louisiana’s Cane Row Truck Stop & Casino, the local sheriff’s office said Monday. Five additional suspects were arrested on October 11 for the robbery.

Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office SUV
Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office SUV shown above. The local sheriff has announced the arrest of eight suspects in a casino robbery in Louisiana. (image: Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office)

The most recent arrests include: Jose Luis Gordillo, 18, of Gulfport, Miss., Hector Omar Barahona, 20, of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Brayon Chinchilla Pacheco, 18, of Harvey, Louisiana, said Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon. in a report.

Previous arrests include: Jonathan Lopez, 19, also of Harvey, La., Roller Avila, 19, of Donaldsonville, La., Norman D. Escalate, 18, of Terrytown, La., and a 17-year-old nameless. Gretna, La.

Each was charged with armed robbery with a firearm. Additionally, a 16-year-old from Marrero, Louisiana was charged as an afterthought accessory to armed robbery with a firearm.

The suspected bandits stole an unspecified amount of money from the casino.

Most of the suspects remained in custody Monday. The 16-year-old was released.

Pacheo is currently being held in Kansas and incarcerated on several unrelated charges. He will face a charge in Louisiana after the Kansas charges come to court in that state.

The gambling property is located in Assumption Parish on Highway 70. Assumption Parish is located approximately 79 miles west of New Orleans.

MPs are investigating whether any of the suspects are linked to other thefts, the lawyerreported a Baton Rouge, Louisiana newspaper.

Two casino robberies in April

Also, during a heist in April, a single bandit robbed Louisiana Lucky Dollar Casino Easter Sunday. He stole an unspecified amount of money from the Greensburg gambling property.

The suspect displayed what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun during the robbery. He then fled southeast toward old Route 10.

He hasn’t been caught yet.

Greensburg is about 48 miles northeast of Baton Rouge.

In the same month, a man and two women stole an unspecified amount of money, a gun and a cell phone from Boomtown Hotel Casino. It is located in Bossier City, Louisiana.

The trio had checked into the casino around 5:20 p.m. on April 4, KTAL, a local television station, reported. A hotel employee mistakenly gave them the key to an occupied room.

Instead of informing reception of the error, they stole the cash, a keyless entry device for a Jaguar, searched the luggage and stole an iPhone 11.

The suspects then located the SUV in the casino parking lot. They used the remote key to get into the SUV and took more cash and a handgun from the vehicle.

Around 9 p.m. that same evening, they drove off in a black 2007 Chevy Tahoe. They never bothered to leave the hotel-casino.

Charge after finding the body

Elsewhere in Louisiana, 21-year-old Alexis Noel Dauzat of Marksville, La., was charged with failing to seek help weeks after a lifeless body was discovered Oct. 3 at the Paragon Casino Resort. It is located in Marksville.

The victim is Giah Barrere17. The cause of his death has not yet been revealed by the authorities.

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