Fugitive armed robbery suspects in Monroe County apprehended in Louisiana

By Monroe Journal


ABERDEEN – Two suspects who fled the scene of a July 28 armed robbery in Monroe County are now in custody, according to a statement from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office, together with federal marshals, has been searching for the suspects since the incident occurred.

Candice Marie Richardson, 21, Nettleton, and Larry Alexander Christian, 26, Fulton, were apprehended in Louisiana on August 2 at approximately 5:30 p.m. by the Kenner, La. Police Department.

Both subjects had been entered as wanted persons on NCIC by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. The Kenner Police Department received a tip on the possible location of the subjects. Richardson and Christian were subsequently arrested and are now awaiting extradition to Monroe County.

Four suspects were involved in the incident. Two suspects are already in custody and were arraigned in the Monroe County Justice Court on August 1, 2012. They were Katherine Payne and Anthony Ray Loague. Payne’s bond was set at $75,000; Loague’s at $100,000.

The arrests of Richardson and Christian were a joint effort among federal marshals, the Kenner Police Department, the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to a call by an individual on Saturday evening, July 28, who said he had been lured to the Black Cat Bottom Road area in Monroe County by two women. He said he was then ambushed two men who were waiting at the scene.