Two Shreveporters Arrested for Bossier Parish Robbery
Two Shreveport residents are now behind bars -- charged in connection with the May 29th armed robbery of Emerson's on Highway 157 in Bossier Parish. A Shreveport Police Department S.W.A.T. team surrounded a house in the 8800 block of Westbrook Place before dawn this morning and was able to apprehend 32-year-old Robert L. Clark. He was booked into Caddo Correctional Center as a fugitive from Bossier Parish and then transferred to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility where he was booked on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, and illegal use of a weapon. Then, around 7 o'clock this evening, police arrested Clark's 26-year-old girlfriend, Jasmine Billingsley. She's been booked on charges of armed robbery and accessory after the fact. Bossier Sheriff's deputies say she supplied the vehicle that Clark used in the robbery and then used some of the money from the robbery to pay her bills. Clark is being held on $250,000 bond. At last report, Billingsley's bond has not yet been set.
Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen credits a collaborative effort among his deputies, Shreveport Police, Bossier City Police, and the Louisiana State Police for finding and arresting these suspects. He also gives credit to the media for broadcasting and posting surveillance video of the robbery. He says tips received from those who saw the video led to today's arrests.
Bossier Parish Sheriff's investigators say Clark has an extensive violent crime history in Texas that includes numerous robberies and car thefts -- dating back to the time that he was 16 years old. And they say that he's spent at least 16 years behind bars for his previous crimes.