April 08, 2019

Teens Accused of Armed Robbery in St. Tammany

Two teenagers are behind bars after they reportedly robbed another teenager at gunpoint Saturday
(April 6, 2019) evening near Covington in St. Tammany Parish. Blayne Bedford (17) of Covington and Caleb Wood (18) of Bush were arrested April 7, 2019 on the charges of Armed Robbery and Armed Robbery with a Firearm

The victim, a 17-year-old from the Lacombe-area contacted the STPSO Saturday night to report he had been robbed at gunpoint after getting in the car with an acquaintance and another teenager. The victim told deputies he had contacted Bedford about a ride home. When Bedford picked up him up from a Mandeville-area residence, Wood was driving the vehicle. The two drove him to the area of 11th Street in Tammany Hills near Covington, where the victim believed the three were going to a party. Once at this location, Bedford produced a handgun and robbed the victim of his cellphone, wallet, watch, bag, shirt and shoes. Wood then struck the victim in the face with a closed fist, causing a laceration and a swollen left eye and told him to get out of the vehicle.

Later that same night, Bedford reportedly posted photos on social media of Wood and himself with some of the stolen items.

The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available at this time.

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