Attempted robbery suspect surrenders

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 25, 2013

LAPLACE – After learning that the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office wanted him for an outstanding arrest warrant, Graylen Cook, 19, of East 27th Street in Reserve turned himself in to authorities.
On Wednesday, Dec. 18, at approximately 10:45 a.m., Cook turned himself in to the U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force.
Cook was wanted in connection to an armed robbery that occurred on Central Avenue in Reserve on Oct. 13, when two male victims, ages 27 and 24 and both from Reserve, told deputies they were at the car wash when two male subjects approa-ched them. The perpetrators demanded the victims’ wallets, but the victims refused and ran from the car wash to the nearby fire station where they called the sheriff’s office. Deputies and K9 units searched the area for the perpetrators to no avail.
Before fleeing, the
perpetrators stole a radio with a screen from the dashboard of one truck and a wallet containing cash and bankcards from the other truck.
Evidence collected from the scene of
the armed robbery was submitted to
the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory for analysis. Based on the results of the laboratory analysis, detectives sought and obtained a judicial court ordered arrest warrant for Cook on Dec. 13.
Cook was booked with armed robbery, simple burglary, and simple criminal damage to property.