Two Springfield men have been arrested for beating and robbing an elderly ice vendor near Tickfaw State Park, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday.
Cody Powell, 18, and Glenn Castle, 23, both of 23238 Barnum Road, were arrested Monday after deputies responding to a robbery call and found the 74-year-old proprietor of an ice store near the entry to the state park beaten and robbed of $120 and several bags of ice, Chief Criminal Deputy Jason Ard said in a news release.
The two men had punched the victim in the head and arm, but he was able to describe the vehicle in which the two men fled, Ard said.
Detectives located the vehicle and found Powell and Castle hiding in a closet of the home, Ard said.
Detectives also found illegal prescription drugs and $35 of the money, Ard said.
Both men have been booked on a count of second degree robbery. Powell’s bail has been set at $35,000, Ard said.
Castle was also booked on a count of possession of the prescription drugs and his bail was set at $45,000, according to the release.