OBERLIN, LA (KPLC) - Two men have been arrested on charges they robbed a grocery store in Elizabeth on Tuesday. Allen Parish Sheriff Harold Brady said investigators arrested Jerry L. Brandon, 34, and David A. Funderburk, 28, both of Pitkin.
Authorities said they believe Brandon walked into Doucet's Liquor and Grocery just before noon and demanded money at gunpoint. Brandon is accused of leaving the store and stealing with clear's vehicle to get away. In a press release issued Tuesday, Sheriff Brady said Funderburk is accused of aiding Brandon in their attempt to rob the store.
Both men were being held Tuesday in the Allen Parish Jail without bond.
The following is a news release from the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office:
Allen Parish Sheriff Harold Brady is releasing the following information:
On Tuesday, October 04, 2011, at approximately 11:49 am, the Allen Parish Sheriff Department received a 911 call of an armed robbery at Doucet's Liquor and Grocery Store, located on Hwy 112, Elizabeth, Louisiana. The caller advised a male subject had entered the store, armed with a hand gun and demanded money. The suspect, whose identity was concealed by a mask, fled the store in the clerk's vehicle with U.S Currency. Numerous Allen Parish units responded to the call. An investigation by Allen Parish Detectives let to the arrest of two Vernon Parish men. Jerry L. Brandon 34, and David A. Funderburk 28. Both suspect reside at 1991 Coker Road, Pitkin, Louisiana.
Later this date, Allen Paris Detectives located and recovered the clerks vehicle taken from the scene, abandoned on Buddy Doyle Road, west of Elizabeth.
Allen Parish Detectives later recovered the hand gun and the suspects clothing used during the robbery. Brandon is believed to be the violator that had entered the store and was assisted by Funderburk. Both violators are being held in the Allen Parish Jail on charges related to the robbery, with no bond set at this time.