Bogalusa bank robber found guilty by jury

Published 9:55 am Friday, May 23, 2014

Shoneray O’Haver, 31, of Bogalusa was found guilty as charged of armed robbery with a firearm and a convicted felon possessing a firearm on Wednesday, May 14, District Attorney Walter Reed reported.
A 12-member Washington Parish Jury deliberated for an hour before returning the guilty verdicts to 22nd Judicial District Judge Scott Gardner.
Assistant District Attorney Jay Adair was in charge of preparation and presentation of the state’s case.
O’Haver was arrested in July 2013 by the Bogalusa Police Department after a local bank teller was robbed at gunpoint. O’Haver wore a mask and gloves as he entered the Resource Bank on Avenue B and fled on foot with about $3,000.
Witnesses described O’Haver’s clothing, before he was spotted unmasked leaving a nearby wooded area.
He was arrested while hiding in an abandoned house in the neighborhood.
The bag containing the money, along with a mask, gloves, weapon and clothes, was found discarded on the roof of the building.
Gardner will sentence O’Haver on Tuesday, May 27.
Armed robbery with a firearm is punishable by imprisonment from 15 to 104 years. A convicted felon possessing a firearm is punishable by imprisonment from 10 to 20 years.