Robbery suspect turns herself in

Published 7:00 am Thursday, July 12, 2018

The third suspect in a recent armed robbery turned herself in to the Picayune Police Department.

Last week, Assistant Chief of Police Jeremy Magri said that officers had spoken with the suspect, Brittany Martin, 25, of 2020 Ladnier Road, Gautier, by phone and were told she was planning to turn herself in. Wednesday, she did.

“Today, just shortly after noon, the female suspect turned herself in at the Picayune Police Department to detectives. She was interviewed and then taken into custody for armed robbery,” Magri said on Wednesday via text correspondence.

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According to previous coverage, Martin was one of three individuals allegedly involved in robbing a man on June 24 at a car wash in Picayune. Martin allegedly drove the escape vehicle after two men robbed the victim at gunpoint. Surveillance footage at a store in Slidell, La. showed her allegedly using one of the stolen cards. After posting her photo on social media and following various leads, detectives were able to identify her, previous coverage states.

Martin told officers that she would turn herself in on July 6, but did not do so until Wednesday.

The two other suspects, Lonnie Bentley, 24, 2044 Ada Williams Lane, Lenoir, N.C. and Andrew Parris, 31, 4273 Jefferson Place, Granite Falls, N.C. were arrested on unrelated charges on July 2 by Caldwell County Sheriff’s deputies, previous coverage states.

Magri said via text that since the two men are being held on other charges in N.C., he is unsure when they will be extradited to Picayune. However, when they are released to the Picayune Department, he said the department will likely send four officers in two units to pick them up for safety reasons.