Bogalusa man gets 25 years in prison for convenience store robbery

Published 1:57 pm Friday, December 9, 2016

District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that Kyle Warren, 26, of Bogalusa, has pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and armed robbery for robbing a Bogalusa convenience store and attacking the cashier and a customer with a pipe earlier this year.

After Warren’s guilty plea on Tuesday, Dec. 6, District Judge Martin Coady sentenced him to 25 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Warren was one of two masked men who entered the Thrifty Shop in Bogalusa about 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 9 with pipes and began to attack the cashier and a customer. The cashier and customer fought back, causing the masked men to flee. The event was captured on the store’s surveillance system. The clerk told Bogalusa Police Department officers that the two men had been visiting the store frequently before the robbery.

An investigation by the Bogalusa police led to the arrest of Warren and his father, Ronald Warren, who is set for trial Dec. 12.

Kyle Warren also pleaded guilty to other pending charges, including domestic abuse battery by strangulation and second degree battery for attacking a pregnant woman last year. He was sentenced to five years in prison. He was sentenced to two years in prison after his guilty plea to theft for stealing money from a woman’s purse in a Walmart grocery cart. Both sentences will be served concurrently with the 25-year term.