The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office (VPSO) arrested an Anacoco man on Saturday in relation to an armed robbery at a motel.
VPSO received a report of an armed robbery at approximately 2:06 a.m. Saturday morning at the La Quinta Inn on Entrance Road.
Deputies responded to the location and observed surveillance video of the incident which showed a white male enter into the business and approach the clerk with a tire tool.
Following the robbery the suspect fled the scene in a white Ford pickup truck.
Later in the morning VPSO received a report of a break in at a barber shop on Entrance Road.
Deputies and Detectives responded to the location and processed the scene.
A window was apparently smashed by the subject and during the entry into the business the suspect cut himself on the broken glass.
Several swabs of the blood were collected at the scene.
Detectives contacted Agents with the Vernon Parish Narcotics Task Force Criminal Patrol Unit (VPNTF) and informed them of the incidents.
Photographs and videos were shared among the officers and a canvass for the vehicle began.
A VPNTF Agent did initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the area of Comfort Suites on Hwy. 171 South.
Upon contact with the driver, identified as Kyle Lemoine Sanders, age 38, agents located a quantity of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
While speaking with agents, Sanders admitted to the armed robbery of the La Quinta Inn.
He was transported to VPSO where he was interviewed further by agents and detectives.
Sanders was observed to have a recent cut on his hand and blood was also located on his clothing.
Sanders admitted to multiple burglaries which recently took place within the Parish. These included a barbershop on Entrance Road and burglaries within Leesville City limits.
Sanders was arrested and charged with one count of Possession of Crack Cocaine, one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and one count of Armed Robbery.
Bond has not been set and Sanders remains in the VPSO jail.
Additional charges are forthcoming.