NAPOLEONVILLE — Assumption Parish deputies arrested a Paincourtville man in the Sunday night armed robbery of a convenience store and are trying to determine whether he acted alone, the sheriff said Wednesday.
Sheriff’s investigators said they believe Rodney P. Rhodes II, 21, 5974 La. 308, Paincourtville, entered Popingo’s on La. 1 in Napoleonville wearing a hooded jacket, a ski mask and bandana over his face.
Rhodes took several hundred dollars from the cash registers and ran away shortly before 9:45 p.m. Sunday when a store clerk called deputies, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Deputies said they obtained a warrant for Rhodes and arrested him Tuesday on a count of armed robbery with a firearm.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said early Wednesday that bail for Rhodes had not been set, and Rhodes remained in the Assumption Parish Detention Center in Napoleonville.
Waguespack said Rhodes is the son of former deputy Rodney Rhodes. The elder Rhodes is running against incumbent Daniel “Jack” Washington for the Ward 6 seat on the Assumption Parish School Board in the Nov. 4 election, according to Rhodes’ announcement in The Assumption Pioneer newspaper on Aug. 28.
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