Hearing held for suspect indicted in armored truck employee murder

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A federal indictment added charges and a third defendant in the case of a fatal armored truck robbery that left a Loomis employee dead. 

According to U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans, Deltoine Scott, 24, Jerome Kieffer, 24 and Armstead Kieffer, 53, were charged Thursday in a nine-count indictment Thursday.

The new indictment added charges for a 2015 Brinks armored car robbery against Deltoine Scott and Jerome Keiffer on top of the Loomis charges. It also named Armstead as a new suspect.

Investigators believe Armstead served as a lookout for the robbery that ended with the death of 33-year-old James McBride.

Armstead will have a detention hearing Tuesday afternoon to determine if he is eligible to be released before trial starts.

Scott and Kieffer's son, Jerome, already face charges in the death of Mcbride. Scott is also being charged with lying to investigators in the process.

Investigators say Mcbride was riding in his Loomis armored truck  when he stopped to service an ATM at the Campus Federal Credit Union on South Galvez.

Investigators believe that Scott and Jerome ambushed the truck before shooting and killing McBride.

McBride suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at the hospital just a block away. He had been an employee of Loomis for only six weeks before he was killed.