The “victim”, the perpetrator, and a third individual all ended up behind bars after a Slidell man called Wednesday night to report he was robbed while purchasing drugs.
After Zachary Stampley (27) met Devin Pearson (19) to buy pills, Pearson ,Pearson pulled out a gun and robbed Stampley of his cell phone and his wallet, which contained $350. He also took back some the Xanax pills he had just sold Stampley. Pearson ws located Thursday morning by the st. Tammany Parish SWAT team at his mother's residence and arrested on the charges of Armed Robbery and Possession of Schedule IV Drugs (Xanax).
While executing the warrant on Pearson, deputies attempted to detain Alexis Parks (19) but resisted deputies and was arrested on the charges of Resisting a Police Officer by Violence and Battery on a Police Officer.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith says, “As with most violent crimes, there is always a common denominator…drugs. We will continue our crackdown against narcotics here in St. Tammany Parish. Expect to see more from our narcotics task force in the months to come.”
As the investigation continues, additional charges could follow.