Three suspects caught, fourth still at large in armed robbery

Published 7:00 am Friday, May 13, 2016



Three of the four suspects wanted by the Picayune Police Department for an armed robbery have been taken into custody. The fourth is still at-large.
Assistant Police Chief Jeremy Magri said 18-year-old Latreal Abram and 18-year-old Morgan Wheeler, were arrested by the Pascagoula Police Department Wednesday evening at 6. Wheeler was picked up by Picayune Police officers from the Pascagoula Police Department and charged with two counts of armed robbery. A hold was placed on Abram for two counts of armed robbery due to the fact that he is facing charges with the Pascagoula Police Department.
Additionally, a third suspect, a 17-year-old female juvenile, was arrested on the charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery Wednesday by Picayune Police officers, Magri said. After being charged, she was released to her guardian due to her status as a juvenile, Magri said.
The fourth suspect in this case has been identified as 22-year-old Nija Bonhomme of 708 West St., Picayune.
This case began after a father and son staying in a local motel reported they had been robbed, allegedly at gunpoint, by two males and two females.
The 49-year-old father reported to officers that a black female had knocked on his door on May 5 just after 11 p.m. asking for cigarettes. After giving her three cigars, she returned a short time later with a white female, again asking for cigarettes. The man walked with both females to a nearby gas station, but upon arrival, the white female, later identified as Wheeler, asked to return to the room to check on her phone. At that point she knocked on the motel room door and when the 19-year-old son answered, two men, later identified as Bonhomme and Abram, entered the room demanding valuables. After taking the young man’s iPod, cellphone and car keys, one of the suspects fled, leaving the other in the room.
When the father returned, the remaining suspect led the man to believe he had a gun, and demanded his valuables. That suspect eventually left with only the man’s wallet, according to previous coverage.
Anyone with information about Bonhomme’s whereabouts is asked to call the Picayune Police Department at
601-798-7411 or they can provide the information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 601-799-CLUE(2583).

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