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West Monroe Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended

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James N. Hayes, 64, of West Monroe was arrested in connection with the Armed Robbery

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputies responded to a reported armed robbery at the Circle K convenience store on Thomas Rd at approximately 4:30 p.m.

An OPSO investigation revealed a white male armed with a handgun allegedly entered the business demanding cash. He took an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene. No one was injured.

A few minutes later, based on evidence in the investigation, the suspect was apprehended.

James M. Hayes, age 64 of West Monroe, has been arrested 1 ct. if Armed Robbery. He is currently in OCC on the charge.

No further information is available at this time, the investigation is continuing. 

Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.