Two more arrested, allegedly involved in UL-Lafayette campus “staged drug deal” robbery

Photo: UL-Lafayette Police
Photo: UL-Lafayette Police

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)— Two more suspects have been arrested in an armed robbery case which involved a “staged drug deal”, according to authorities.

A news release stated that arrest warrants were put out for Albert Mitchell Brule IV, 20, and Joseph Anthony Wilson, 19, after information was obtained after a search warrant led authorities to believe they were connected to the investigation.

Lt. Billy Abrams with UL-Lafayette Police said both suspects had turned themselves to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Both Brule IV and Wilson had been charged with Armed Robbery.

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)– Two have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery which occurred on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s campus, according to authorities.

Lt. Billy Abrams with the UL-Lafayette Police Department said UL-Lafayette Police responded in the early morning hours to a report of an armed robbery on Sept. 25.

Authorities said it was reported that two men dressed in dark clothing, each wearing a mask, robbed three individuals at gunpoint while they were sitting in their vehicle near Cajun Village Apartments on the UL-Lafayette campus.

Investigators said during the course of the investigation, two of the three individuals that said they were robbed had actually assisted in setting up the robbery of the third individual in a “staged drug deal”.

Lt. Abrams told News10 that two suspects were identified and their off-campus residence was searched on a warrant.

A news release stated that authorities located items taken in the robbery as well as two handguns, marijuana, ecstasy, and Xanax pills.

Brennan Andre Anderson, 19, and Jacob Paul Timothy, 19, were both arrested. They were charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, possession with intent to distribute Xanax, possession of ecstasy, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal carrying of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, and obstruction of justice.

They were both booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Brennan Anderson had his bond set at $58,000.

Jacob Paul had his bond set at $77,000.

The case is still under investigation and UL-Lafayette Police said more arrest are possible.

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