SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - A Mississippi couple has been arrested after the St. Tammany Parish sheriff said they robbed a Slidell motel.
According to the report, a man entered the office of the Olivia Inn on Yaupon Drive with a black cloth covering his face.
The clerk told deputies that the man appeared to have a firearm and demanded she give him money.
The man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash through the front entrance, according to police.
The report said the man was picked up by someone driving a light colored sedan.
With the assistance of the Picayune Police Department, detectives were able to determine that Emell McGinnis and his girlfriend Lacy Owen were suspected of committing the robbery.
McGinnis and Owen were located in Picayune and taken into the custody.
They are being held in Picayune as fugitives, and will be transferred to the St. Tammany Parish Jail, where they will both be booked for armed robbery, according to police.