Meet brothers Casey Johnson (left) and Walter Johnson (right) of Louisiana.
In case they look familiar, the two siblings are the brothers of reality show starlit Antonia ‘Toya’ Wright and were once featured alongside their sister on the BET show, ‘Toya’s Family Affair’.
Sadly, Wright’s brothers are in the news today after being implicated in connection to an armed robbery in Gonzales, Louisiana.
Casey was apprehended in Georgia after state troopers discovered some of the loot in his vehicle while Walter and 3 other suspects are still at large.
According to WBRZ, four men armed with guns robbed a Gonzalas, LA jewelry store last month and threatened to kill employees during the crime.
Louisiana State Police arrested one suspect, 21-year-old Jacquendes Octave of Harvey, early Wednesday morning and Georgia authorities also arrested Casey Johnson, the brother of another suspected robber, after a trooper there said they found loot from the robbery in his vehicle.
Gonzales Police said on July 14 four men with guns went into Roussel’s on Airline Highway and threatened to kill the employees. They then stole jewelry from the display cabinets as well as items from the store’s safe and the surveillance video equipment.
Detectives said they found out the four visited another jewelry store earlier that day, and used surveillance video as well as fingerprints and social media to identify the group. Police said one was a New Orleans juvenile with a history of robberies while the three others were Octave, 33-year-old Walter Johnson of Metairie, and 22-year-old Jay Lyons of Gretna.
Gonzales Police said on July 18 the FBI in Atlanta contacted them about Walter Johnson’s brother. The FBI said a Georgia State Trooper had stopped a vehicle driven by Casey Johnson and found a large number of diamond rings which were later identified as belonging to Roussel’s. Johnson was extradited back to Gonzales and charged with accessory after the fact to armed robbery.
Detectives said the vehicle used the robbery also turned up on July 22 when it was seized by investigators in Jefferson Parish. Police said it’s owned by Jay Lyons and is being held as evidence.
Then on Aug. 12, Louisiana State Police said they pulled Octave over for a traffic stop. During that stop investigators with Gonzales let them know about the warrants out for his arrest, and he was taken into custody. Gonzales investigators said he is being questioned about the robbery and his cohorts, and will be booked on four charges of armed robbery, four charges of armed robbery with a firearm, and one charge of felony theft in excess of $25,000.