On January 17th, 2016 at approximately 6:00am, the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding an armed robbery that occurred at the Big River Store in Gramercy, LA. The call was placed by an employee at the store who advised a black male subject wearing a hoodie and mask, pointed a handgun at her and demanded money. The black male then fled the store on foot. Upon arriving at the store, the employee stated that moments before the robbery, a white female entered the store to use the bathroom. The female left the store and drove away in a white car. After receiving this information, deputies located the same female and white car near the east bank approach ramp of the Veteran’s Bridge. The vehicle was stopped and the female was questioned by detectives regarding the robbery. The female was identified as being Renee Nicole Hebert Shrake (DOB 3-22-1977, 210 Alice Street, Ama, LA). Renee Shrake confessed to deputies that she had conspired with Maurice Morell Honor, Sr. (4-6-1986, 14477 Old Spanish Trail, Paradis, LA) to rob the Big River Store in Gramercy. While Maurice Honor was robbing the store, Renee Shrake was parked nearby waiting for him to return. Renee Shrake stated that she saw the police and then drove away before Maurice Honor returned to the car. St. James Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Gramercy police officers and Lutcher police officers conducted an extensive search of the surrounding area for Maurice Honor, but were unable to locate him. Renee Shrake was arrested and booked on charges of LA R. S. 14:64 Armed Robbery and LA R.S. 14:64.3 Armed robbery with use of a firearm; additional penalty. Arrest warrants have been issued for Maurice Honor, Sr. for LA R.S. 14:64 Armed robbery and LA R.S. 14:64.3 Armed robbery with the use of a firearm; additional penalty. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Maurice Honor, Sr., should contact the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-562-2200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-903-STOP. Crime Stoppers will offer a reward up to $2,500 for information leading to Maurice Honor, Sr.’s apprehension.
Released by: Sheriff Willy Martin, Jr.