UPDATE: One man arrested in connection to Armed Robbery of Bee Bayou convenience store


UPDATE: RAYVILLE, La. (1/23/2020) — The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested one man in connection to an armed robbery of a local convenience store.

According to RPSO, Kendrix Matthews, 31, was arrested on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Matthews is accused of robbing the S-Mart convenience store in Bee Bayou at gunpoint on January 16, 2020.

Matthews is charged with Armed Robbery along with Simple Escape, Attempted Car Jacking, two counts of Battery of a Police Officer, two counts of Resisting Arrest, and Trespassing.

Matthews is currently being held in the Richland Parish Detention Center with bond set at $319,500.

ORIGINAL: RAYVILLE, La. (1/17/2020) — The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an armed robbery that happened on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

According to officials, the robbery happened at the Bee Bayou S-Mart on Highway 80 in Rayville at approximately 8:26 PM.

Investigators say a black male armed with a semi-automatic pistol entered the store and demanded money from the cashier. The cashier gave the gunman an undetermined amount of money and then the gunman left the store. The cashier was not hurt during the robbery.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please call the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-728-2071.

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