Lionel Sanders, 58, of Reserve, was arrested Friday, April 21, 2017 in connection to the burglary of a Reserve business. On Thursday, April 20, 2017, about 2:30 p.m., deputies responded to a call in reference to a robbery of Cox’s Meat Market in Reserve. Deputies arrived on scene nine minutes after the call. Upon arrival, deputies learned a male subject, later identified as Sanders, walked into the business, selected items and placed the items on the counter. As an employee opened the register, Sanders reached over the counter and stole an unknown amount of cash from the register. The suspect then fled from the business, running east on LA 44. Officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect at the time.
Upon reviewing recorded video surveillance from the business and over the course of the investigation, investigators identified the perpetrator as Sanders and arrested him near a residence on East 12th Street in Reserve. He was booked with simple robbery. He is being held in custody in lieu of a $20,000 bond.