Hahnville man arrested for carjacking

Published 9:45 pm Sunday, January 22, 2023

TAFT — On Saturday, January 21, 2023 around 7:40 pm, deputies with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a carjacking that occurred in the 16000 block of River Road in Taft, LA.

Two females reported they were seated in the vehicle when a male subject, armed with a firearm, approached the vehicle. The male allegedly told the female that was seated in the driver’s seat to take him to Hahnville, while pressing the firearm to her head. That female exited the vehicle and the male got in. The male drove to a convenience store in Hahnville while the second female was seated in the rear of the vehicle. The male fled from the vehicle at the convenience store and the second female was able to drive to safety. There were no injuries reported during this incident.

Video evidence gathered from the area, showed the male entering another vehicle that deputies were familiar with. That vehicle was located a short time later with the male standing nearby. Deputies identified him based on his appearance and clothing worn.

The male was detained and later identified as Blaine Joseph Pierce, a 43-year-old male from Hahnville, LA.

Blaine Joseph Pierce has been charged with Armed Robbery. Pierce is being held at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center, awaiting a 72-hour bond hearing.

This investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information that may be related to this event is asked to contact Detective Charles Floyd of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 783-6807, (985) 783-1135, or cfloyd@stcharlessheriff.org.