On March 20, 2018, Gerald Dickerson of 7324 Alberta Dr. Baton Rouge, LA., age 48, pled guilty to Armed Robbery. Dickerson was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Dupaty, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Alvin Turner Jr. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a string of robberies between Gonzales and Baton Rouge.
On January 13, 2015, officers with the Gonzales Police Department responded to a local convenience store in reference to an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the store clerk who advised that an unknown black male subject entered the store, grabbed a 12 pack of beer, and set it on the counter. At this time the subject brandishes a handgun from his waist band and instructs the clerk to give him the money. The clerk did as instructed, and the subject fled the area.
On January 21, 2015, officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department responded to reports of an armed robbery at a Baton Rouge convenience store. Following the robbery, detectives received information identifying Gerald Dickerson as the suspected robber. Detectives forwarded Dickerson’s information to Gonzales Detectives. Gonzales Police Detectives were able to identify Dickerson as the suspect in the Gonzales robbery. A warrant of arrest was issued for Dickerson, who was subsequently arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail. Dickerson was also charged in connection with two robberies in the Baton Rouge area.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Dickerson was sentenced to 20 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.