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Two arrested in connection with Evangeline Thruway armed robbery

One person was injured
Lafayette Police car
Posted at 1:30 PM, Apr 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-20 14:30:15-04

Two people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery earlier this month in Lafayette.

Lafayette Police have arrested 29-year-old Markell Jones of Carencro and 30-year-old Kerinesha Bruno of Lafayette on multiple charges that stem from an April 7, 2021 armed robbery in the 2200 block of the NE Evangeline Thruway.

LPD says the two are accused of attempting to rob a victim at gunpoint at a local hotel. The victim was shot during the encounter. That person sustained non life-threatening injuries.

Jones was arrested and booked on charges of Attempted Murder - First Degree , Illegal Use Of Weapons/Dangerous , Possession Of Firearm. Bond was set at $225,000.

Bruno was booked on charges of Armed Robbery and Use Of Firearm. Bond was set at $80,000.

Images of the two were not available at the time of the article's publication.

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