Baton Rouge man arrested in LSU ‘clown hoodie’ robbery now charged with 3 felonies


Mugshot: Ryan Veal (Courtesy Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office)

A Baton Rouge man is out on bail after the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested him on three felony counts of possessing stolen goods, according to LPSO spokesperson Brennan Matherne.

Ryan Veal was arrested on July 26 for three counts of illegal possession of stolen things. He was released the same day after posting $7,500 bail.

The charges stem from an investigation in May where off-road vehicles were stolen from a residence in Chackbay, LA. Curtis Travis III, also of Baton Rouge, was arrested at the time of the incident, according to Matherne. A warrant was later issued for Veal.

Veal was transported to Lafourche Parish jail over the weekend from East Baton Rouge Parish, according to Matherne. Veal was in custody for five days in EBRP before being transferred as a fugitive of justice, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office jail records website.

This is not Veal’s first run in with the law. He was a suspect in an armed robbery case on LSU’s campus on January 10, 2018. In the arrest warrant, police said they received a tip that Veal brandished a gun during an incident where three men were accused of stealing an iPhone near Kirby Smith Hall.

Image shows three suspects in armed robbery incident on LSU’s campus, on January 10, 2018. (Courtesy: LSU)

The incident was highly publicized after a photo was released by LSU officials showing three people, including one in an ‘evil clown hoodie.’

Veal received a three year deferred sentence with conditions after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit simple robbery on July 29, 2019 in 19th Judicial Court, according to East Baton Rouge district attorney Hillar Moore.

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