Apr 19, 2014 12:39 PM by Cecilia Stevenson
On April 18, 2014, Lafayette Police responded to an armed robbery in progress in the 5700 block of Johnston Street. Around 5:45 p.m., the victim told police he was sitting in his vehicle when the suspect allegedly opened the passenger side door, showed a handgun and demanded the his money and cell phone.
After the suspect took the victim's property, he allegedly told the victim to bring him to an ATM to withdraw money. The victim told Lafayette police he refused, and the suspect began to flee on foot.
Moments later the suspect was located at 5503 Johnston Street. In the suspects possesion, Lafayette police found the suspect's pistol and recovered the victim's cell phone and money.
The suspect, Jonathon Tyler Whitteker ,21, of Lafayette, was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, Attempted Aggravated Kidnapping and Resisting an Officer.