Armed robbery report leads to 4 arrests, including 911 caller

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette police responded to a reported armed robbery where four people were arrested, including the original 911 caller.

Just after midnight Thursday, police responded to the parking lot of Wal-Mart on Veterans Memorial Parkway South in Lafayette. The caller – Jerald Leuck Jr., 19, of Lafayette – told police he was robbed by gunpoint by a man, who was a passenger in a white car. The vehicle also had two other people inside of it.

A short time later, officers stopped a vehicle matching the description at North Ninth and Ferry streets. Police said officers located drugs and a stolen handgun.

Arrested at the traffic stop were: Hunter Evans, 19, of West Lafayette; Dayquan Johnson, 18, of Lafayette; and Mark Daugherty, 20, of Lafayette.

But following further investigation, Lafayette police said Leuck was also arrested. He faces charges for false informing and multiple drug-related counts.

The following are the preliminary charges the four people arrested face:

Mark Daugherty:

  • Never receiving license
  • Possession of a synthetic drug

Dayquan Johnson:

  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Carrying a handgun without a license

Hunter Evans:

  • Possession of a synthetic drug
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of schedule IV controlled substance

Jerald Leuck Jr.:

  • False informing
  • Dealing marijuana
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Possession of schedule IV controlled substance