March 03, 2017  |  03:38 pm

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have made an arrest in the armed robbery that occurred last week at the Dollar General on Highway 59 near Abita Springs.
At approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, an alert patrol deputy saw a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle used during the armed robbery, parked outside the Abita Springs Walgreens, just blocks away from where the armed robbery occurred Friday afternoon.
Michael Mitchell (DOB 6/2/1981; 20584 Soell Drive, Covington) was sitting inside the vehicle at the time.
Based off of evidence and investigation by STPSO detectives, Mitchell was arrested and booked in to the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count of LRS 14:64 Armed Robbery.​

Assistant Public Information Officer - Contact Information
Deputy Suzanne Carboni – 985-809-8227 or suzannecarboni@stpso.com