Man robs Horseman Store

Published 10:40 am Wednesday, May 30, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


A theft turned into a robbery on Saturday at The Horseman Store.

Employees caught a man stealing and detained him at approximately 12:30 p.m. while police arrived.

When police arrived, several employees were observed struggling with the man, identified as Earl Trahan Jr., 33, of Orange, on the outside sidewalk.

As Trahan continued struggling and kicking while the officer attempted to restrain him, the officer noticed the man was possibly under the influence of an unknown substance or drug.

An employee told the officer the store has had issues with Trahan in the past.

Trahan also bit one of the employees while they tried to hold Trahan on the ground waiting for police arrival.

Trahan took three flame resistant work shirts valued at $211.06

Trahan also had to active warrants, one for theft of a firearm with a $5,000 bond and one for theft with a $3,000 bond.

After receiving medical clearance by a hospital, Trahan was transported to Orange County Jail.

Due to his behavior, a booking photo was not obtained.