On Friday, March 13, 2015, at 9:22 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 500 block of Plymouth Drive in LaPlace for the report of a subject being jumped and beaten and having his cell phone stolen. Emergency medical technicians attended to the victim, but he refused additional medical treatment.
The 20-year-old male victim told deputies that he was approached by three male subjects and was hit several times in the face. During the assault, his cell phone was pulled from his pocket.
Based on the victim’s statement to detectives and over the course of the investigation, detectives identified all three assailants, Ranshaad Eugene, 17, of Rosemary Court; a 15-year-old male of Cambridge Drive; and a 14-year-old male of English Colony. Detectives obtained judicial court ordered arrests warrants for the three suspects.
The two teenagers turned themselves in to detectives Tuesday afternoon and were booked on the arrest warrants for simple robbery and simple battery. The 14-year-old juvenile was transported to the Assumption Parish Youth Detention Center pending the outcome of the detention hearing. Eugene was bonded out of jail on a $9,250 bond. Detectives arrested the 15-year-old at school and booked him on an arrest warrant for simple robbery and simple battery. Detectives also booked him with possession of stolen property. He was bonded out of jail on a $9,250 bond.