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CPSO make arrests for armed robbery in Vinton

CPSO arrest Shyheim Graham (left) and Joshua Pratt (right) after armed robbery in Vinton. Michael Red (center) is still wanted.
Posted at 3:13 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 16:13:26-04

LAKE CHARLES, La. — The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday that it had arrested two suspects and issued a warrant for a third suspect in connection with an armed robbery in Vinton.

CPSO states that its deputies had responded to a call at a residence on Custer Drive in Vinton in reference to an armed robbery on April 16.

According to investigators, deputies learned during the initial investigation that Michael C. Red, 18, of DeQuincy and Shyheim Graham, 23, of Vinton, had entered the victim’s home armed with a firearm and robbed him.

Investigators later discovered a third suspect, Joshua L. Pratt, 17, of Vinton, picked up the suspects after the robbery and fled the area.

Judge Michael Canaday then signed warrants for the arrests of Red, Graham and Pratt in the amount of $225,000 each, for armed robbery; armed robbery with a firearm; home invasion; and two counts of theft of a firearm.

CPSO say that detectives located Pratt the same day, at which time he was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

According to investigators, Graham turned himself in to detectives at CPSO on April 22, at which time he was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Detectives are currently searching for Red and asks if anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts to please call CPSO at (337) 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at (337) 439-2222.

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