Officials said on March 05, 2022, investigators with the Morgan City Police Department Detectives Division responded to the area of Clothilde Street in regards to a report of an armed robbery. According to reports, the assailant robbed a local business, taking U.S. Currency and Merchandise.
During the investigation evidence was discovered linking 33-year-old Wayne Michael Escort, of Morgan City, to the Armed Robbery. Warrants were obtained for Escorts arrest. Escort was also found to have active arrest warrants through the Morgan City Police Department for two counts of Home Invasion from an unrelated investigation.
39-year-old Courtney Chenevert, of Morgan City, was also developed as a suspect in aiding Escort after the robbery occurred. Warrants were obtained for Chenevert's arrest for Accessory after the Fact to Armed Robbery. It was learned that the duo had fled to Texas.
Throughout the course of the investigation, investigators corresponded with multiple agencies throughout Texas and Arkansas.
On March 08, 2022, Courtney Chenevert was located in Jefferson County, Texas. She was arrested and awaited the extradition process back to Louisiana on the active arrest warrants held by the Morgan City Police. On March 18, 2022, Chenevert was transported from Texas to the Morgan City Jail where she was booked and incarcerated.
The investigation continued and information was developed regarding Wayne Escort, in different areas of Texas. Escort was contacted by Law Enforcement in Arkansas, when Escort fled, leading to a multi-county pursuit. Escort evaded officers and was able to flee that area.
Detectives were able to communicate information to area agencies in Arkansas and Texas. Escort was located by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office where he was taken into custody. Escort was incarcerated, awaiting the extradition process back to Louisiana.