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Bystander questions SJSO’s account of gun, robbery

RESERVE — A bystander said an altercation that police said involved a firearm and led to the arrest of a Reserve resident was not as serious as previously reported.

Kyron Perrilloux

According to police, a Sunday morning bicycle rider in Reserve was jumped without provocation.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded at approximately 9 a.m. to a complaint on East 23rd Street, making contact with a 27-year-old victim, who told police he was riding his bike when an unknown subject approached him, pushed him off of the bike and began to strike and kick him while he was on the ground.

“The subject then removed a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the victim, then fled on the bike,” a Sheriff’s Office release said.

Deputies located a pink bicycle fitting the victim’s description and, based on investigation, obtained an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Kyron Perrilloux of Reserve.

Charell Robertson said the fight took place in front of her home, adding Perrilloux and the other gentleman were only throwing fists.

“Kyron (Perrilloux) did not have a gun,” Robertson said. “After (the other individual) got up, he left his bike and ran to the cut. When he came back, he came back with the cops. There was not a firearm at all.”

Following the fight, Robertson said Perrilloux got in a car with his friends, pulled off and left.

“He never took the bike; he left it right there,” Robertson said.

Police released a picture and description of the alleged assault Monday morning in attempt to gain the public’s help locating Perrilloux.

According to authorities, Perrilloux turned himself into detectives later Monday.

He is charged with armed robbery and was released from jail after posting bond, police said.