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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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UPDATE: Two More Arrested in Lockport Armed Robbery; One Still at Large

UPDATE: Two More Arrested in Lockport Armed Robbery; One Still at Large

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Lockport Chief of Police Warren Vedros announced two more suspects from a Lockport armed robbery in February are now in custody. James Bailey Jr., 55, and Troy Benner, 48, both of Kenner, have both been arrested by a U.S. Marshals Task Force.

Jacky Manasco, 45, also of Kenner, was arrested in connection to the robbery on February 24, leaving Tommy Manasco of Gulfport, Mississippi, as the only suspect who remains at large. Through investigation, detectives learned Jacky Manasco transported his brothers, Tommy Manasco and Troy Benner, and James Bailey Jr. to a Lockport bar on the morning of February 2 and left the scene. The three men who remained at the bar held up another man at gunpoint and stole an undetermined amount of cash and a 2013 Ford Taurus. The three men met up with Jacky Manasco following the robbery, and he drove them away from the area.

Detectives obtained warrants for all four men for armed robbery and arrested Jacky Manasco on February 24 with the assistance of the Kenner Police Department. He was released on March 5 after posting $150,000 bond as set by Judge John E. LeBlanc.

A U.S. Marshals Task Force located and arrested Benner later that week in Virginia, and he is currently awaiting extradition to Lafourche Parish. U.S. Marshals then located Bailey in St. Bernard Parish late last week, and he was transported to Lafourche Parish where he was booked on the outstanding warrant. He is being held in lieu of $150,000 bond as set by Judge LeBlanc.

Tommy Manasco remains at large. Anyone with information on his whereabouts 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

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.