FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2017
Slidell Man Convicted of First Degree Robbery and Obstruction of Justice
COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Kyran Javon Vaughn, 20, of Slidell, was convicted Friday (July 21) of first degree robbery and obstruction of justice for stealing an iPad from a man at gunpoint last September. Vaughn, who was convicted of simple kidnapping two years ago, is set to be sentenced before District Judge Raymond Childress on Aug. 1.
The victim had just left his home in Slidell around 1 a.m. when a car drove up beside him and stopped. Vaughn, who was wearing a mask and carrying a gun, ordered the victim to empty his pockets and asked if he had a phone. The victim said he had an iPad and was ordered to give it to Vaughn with the password. The victim was then instructed to turn and run away.
Video surveillance in the area ultimately helped to track down Vaughn and the driver of the car. Vaughn later tried to prevent the victim from coming to court and tried to get the co-defendant to change his statement and lie.
Assistant District Attorneys Becky Jo Hollen and Lewis Murray prosecuted the case.