The victim told deputies, when Tuttle arrived for the “date,” she got in his vehicle and asked him to drive to a different location. While en route to the second location, Tuttle reportedly produced a gun and made the victim drive to the end of Harbor Drive, at which time Smith showed up in a second vehicle. Tuttle and Smith then reportedly took the victim’s cellphone, car and house keys and wallet, which included his driver’s license and credit and debit cards, and fled the area. The debit card was used at an area business and attempts were made at other locations in the Slidell and Picayune, MS areas.
On December 12, 2018, STPSO detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of Tuttle and Smith. Smith was located December 12, 2018 at a family member’s residence in Picayune, MS. He was taken into custody, booked into Pearl River County Jail, and transported to St. Tammany Parish Jail on December 17, 2018. Tuttle was located in Slidell on December 17, 2018 and she too was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.