Police arrest one, search for another in Houma robberies

Ty’Rell Williams and Kevin Ross (HPD)
Ty’Rell Williams and Kevin Ross (HPD)

Houma, La.- Police are looking for a second suspect in connection with several robberies that occurred on the eastside of Houma.

Victims were attempting to purchase items, such as cell phones to laptop computers over the Internet on "Craigslist.com".

During the investigations, detectives discovered a pattern.  Investigators say victims reported talking to an individual over text messaging to set up purchases and arrangements and were made to meet the suspects near Tulane Street.

Once the victim arrived, several black male subjects approached them with a weapon and the suspects would take personal items from the victims.

Houma Police were able to identify 17-year-old Ty'Rell Williams as one of the suspects.

Police located Williams Thursday in the 100 block of Tulane Street and apprehended him without incident. Williams was transported to the Houma Police Department where he was arrested for one count of principle to simple robbery and one count of principle to armed robbery.

Authorities issued arrest warrants for a second suspect, identified as 19-year-old Kevionontae Ross, for one count of simple robbery.

Police believe Ross is responsible for other incidents in the area as well.

Anyone with information regarding Ross' whereabouts are urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111.