East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested three 19-year-olds who allegedly stole a man’s iPhone 6 at gunpoint early Monday morning.
Deputies caught the trio after stopping their brown Chevrolet Malibu around 3 a.m. Monday, less than an hour after Tesa Ann Lemoine, Rebecca Wells and Roderick Jordan robbed the victim at gunpoint near a home in the 3900 block of Monticello Drive, a Sheriff’s Office report says.
The victim told investigators Jordan, of Baton Rouge, pulled a handgun on him and took the cellphone before the three fled in the car, the report says. The victim was able to track his stolen iPhone, providing deputies with updates about its location while officers searched for the car.
Deputies pulled over the car in the 5000 block of Claycut Road, the report says.
When the victim called the cellphone, it rang in the back seat, the report says, and deputies also spotted a loaded 9mm handgun stashed in the mesh pocket behind a seat.
After being arrested, Wells and Lemoine, both of Prairieville, blamed each other for coming up with the idea to rob the victim, the report says. Lemoine said the plan was to “jack” the victim for marijuana and said the cellphone fell out after Jordan got into a fight with the victim in the back seat of the car, the report says.
Jordan, who both women said actually wielded the handgun, declined to speak to detectives and asked for a lawyer, the report says.
A search of the car turned up a second handgun under the front passenger seat which Lemoine said was hers, the report says.
Deputies booked all three into Parish Prison on one count each of armed robbery. Bail had not been set as of Monday afternoon for the suspects.