St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested Michael Williams (47) of Covington as the individual responsible for robberies at three West St. Tammany Parish businesses Friday (April 13, 2018). In all three cases, Williams waited for the cashiers to open the registers and then quickly grabbed what cash he could before fleeing.
Friday afternoon, a STPSO deputy observed a white Ford Focus, matching the description of the one Williams was believed to be driving, and, along with a Covington Police Officer, attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Following a slow pursuit, Williams was taken into custody after he crashed the vehicle in a ditch. An undisclosed amount of the stolen cash was located inside the vehicle.
“Working together – STPSO deputies and detectives and their counterparts with the Covington Police Department – were able to put a quick end to this man’s crime spree,” Sheriff Randy Smith said.