Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Lockport Chief of Police Warren Vedros reported an arrest has been made in connection to an armed robbery, which occurred in Lockport in early February. Jacky Manasco, 45, of Kenner was arrested on Tuesday, February 24, for his role in the robbery. Meanwhile, detectives have identified the three men caught on in-car surveillance video. Tommy Manasco, 47, of Gulfport, Mississippi, and Troy Benner, 48, of Kenner, both Jacky Manasco's brothers, were identified along with James Bailey Jr., 55, of Metairie.
Shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Monday, February 2, Lockport Police and Lafourche Parish Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of an armed robbery, which had just occurred outside a Lockport bar. Three men wearing masks held up another man at gunpoint and stole an undetermined amount of cash as well as a 2013 Ford Taurus. Video of the suspects was obtained through a surveillance system inside the car.
Through investigation, detectives identified the driver as Troy Benner and the front passenger as Tommy Manasco, and the rear passenger as identified as James Bailey Jr. Detectives also discovered Jacky Manasco transported all three men to the bar and drove them away from the area after they abandoned the victim's car.
Following the investigation, detectives obtained arrest warrants on all four suspects. With the assistance of the Kenner Police Department, Jacky Manasco was located and arrested on Tuesday, February 24. He was transported to Lafourche on Wednesday and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he remains in lieu of $150,000 bond as set by Judge John E. LeBlanc.
Detectives are asking for the public's help to find the other three suspects initially caught on camera following the incident. Investigators believe they may have fled the state and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Bailey's criminal history includes 33 prior arrests dating back to 1978 for charges including attempted murder, armed robbery, aggravated rape, auto theft, aggravated battery, burglary, and illegal drugs and weapons. Benner's criminal history includes 12 prior arrests dating back to 1986 for crimes such as aggravated assault, battery and theft.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Troy Benner, Tommy Manasco, or James Bailey Jr. is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org.
Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.
Posted on Thu, February 26, 2015
by Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office