“Escort for hire” and 2 others arrested by SCSO in armed robbery case

Published 11:23 am Saturday, February 5, 2022

On Wednesday, January 26th 2022, S.C.S.O. deputies responded to the report of an armed robbery that occurred in the 1300 block of US 90 in Boutte, LA.
During the initial investigation, detectives learned that the victim, identified as Zachary Mayes, gave conflicting information regarding the sequence of events leading up to the armed robbery.
He later admitted that he brokered a deal with a female escort for promiscuous activities through an internet website. When the victim and the escort met, a third subject appeared from the rear cargo area of the escort’s SUV and robbed the victim at gunpoint.
The male & female suspects then fled the scene in their vehicle, and the victim pursued them in his truck. Near the intersection of Highway 90 and Paul Maillard Road, the victim rammed the suspect’s vehicle, ultimately causing both vehicles to crash into two other parked cars. The two armed robbery suspects fled on foot and then, the victim dialed 911.
Through a tireless investigation, S.C.S.O. detectives were able to identify and obtain sufficient evidence to secure arrest warrants for both armed robbery suspects, leading to all three people involved being arrested and booked into the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center.
Joshua Juvon Johnson, a 28-year-old black male, who resides at 8382 Westshore Drive in Covington, LA was arrested for La. R.S. 14:64 (Armed Robbery).
Kathryn Camille Cureton, a 23-year-old white female, who resides at 20685 Vincent Acres in Denham Springs, LA was arrested for La. R.S. 14:83 (Soliciting for Prostitution), and La. R.S. 14:64 (Armed Robbery).
Zachary James Mayes, a 26-year-old white male, who resides at 1011 Chipper Lane in Keithville, LA was arrested for La. R.S. 14:59 (Filing a False Police Report), La. R.S. (Soliciting for Prostitution), and La. R.S. 14:55 (Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property).
Sheriff Champagne would like to thank the Denham Springs Police Department, as well as the Louisiana State Police for their assistance in the investigation and apprehension of Cureton and Johnson.