One of two teens arrested earlier this year in connection with an armed robbery on the Centenary College campus pleaded guilty as charged in Caddo Juvenile Court Friday, May 8, 2020.
Jordan Cannon, 14, pleaded guilty before Caddo Juvenile Court Judge Paul Young, who released him to home detention with an ankle monitor as he awaits sentencing June 8, 2020. Cannon has been held at Caddo Parish juvenile detention center since his arrest February 3.
A second teen charged in the armed robbery, Cadon Lafitte, 16, will be tried as an adult on an armed robbery charge and is to appear before District Judge Ramona Emanuel for arguments and hearings June 24, 2020.
Under the Louisiana Children’s Code, CHC 305, any defendant age 15 or older can be prosecuted in adult court for certain felonies, including armed robbery.
Shreveport Police were dispatched to the college February 2, 2020, and interviewed Centenary student Connor Lee, who said his vehicle was taken at gunpoint by a group of youths when he left a Super Bowl party to buy food at halftime. The following day, the stolen vehicle was spotted. As officers approached, its occupants sped off, with police in pursuit. The occupants, Lafitte and Cannon, were detained and then originally charged with carjacking, aggravated flight from an officer and illegal possession of a stolen thing. After reviewing the case, the District Attorney’s office charged the defendants with armed robbery.