Chief of Police Wayne Payne announced the arrest of 35-year-old Trent Wayne Brown, 33-year-old Pierre Raphael Jordan, 27-year-old Javon Kenta Washington and 28-year-old Payton Allen Stevens on the charge of commercial burglary. All four suspects are from Houston, Texas.
Captain Marty Griffin said D’Iberville Police responded to Best Buy on Promenade Parkway due to receiving an alarm call Monday, August 19, 2019 at approximately 02:15 a.m. Upon the officer’s arrival, it was discovered the front doors were damaged and multiple Apple Mac Book computers were stolen. Video surveillance indicated five individuals forced entry into the business, proceeded to the warehouse and removed the laptop computers from the store. During the investigation, it was learned the Best Buy Store located in Mobile, Ala. was burglarized the same morning. Working with Mobile Police, officers were able to obtain the vehicle descriptions which were used during both burglaries. This information was immediately released to other law enforcement agencies.
At approximately 03:45 a.m., Officers with the Hammond Police Department observed the two vehicles traveling together on Interstate 12 and were able to conduct a traffic stop on both vehicles which were occupied by five individuals. One unidentified suspect was able to flee on foot and has not been located. Officers subsequently located the stolen computers in the suspect’s vehicle and all four suspects were taken into custody without incident.
On Thursday, August 22, 2019, all four suspects were extradited from Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, and booked into the Harrison County Adult Detention Center with bonds of $250,000 each set by Judge Albert Fountain pending an initial appearance.