Jeff Davis

Feb 15, 2011 5:05 PM by Kate Durio

Two Armed Men Put School on Lockdown Earlier Today

Welsh/Roanoke Junior High was placed on lockdown this morning after two armed men were on the run after armed robbery.

At 10 am this morning, the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office received a call regarding an automobile accident in the I-10 median @ MP59, with two male subjects fleeing the accident traveling north by foot carrying backpacks. A search was done of the vehicle and surrounding areas by the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office and the Allen Parish Correctional Dog tracking team. Both suspects were located in a field near Pecan Orchard and Compton Roads by the sheriff's office, LSP and the Jennings Police Department.

The two suspects were identified as, Fransico Camacho, Age 39 and Cruz Martinez, Age 22, both of Houston, Texas.

Police say the accident came after an armed robbery at a residence on Sandyhill Road in Roanoke, La. The victim of the armed robbery followed the suspects causing the auto accident on I-10.

$7,700.00 cash and 4 semi-automatic handguns were recovered from the suspects at the time of there capture.

As a precaution the Welsh/Roanoke Junior High School was put on lock down for safety until the capture was complete.

Sheriff Ricky Edwards was unavailable to supply information to us while these men were on the run and we are told that deputies were instructed by the sheriff that the information had to come from the sheriff himself. The deputies said that they could not provide any details when we made several calls to the department as this was happening earlier today including when the school was on lockdown and there were wanted armed men on the loose in the area.

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