Greensburg man sentenced for Kentwood robbery
Amite-District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux reports that 40-year-old Leslie Bryer Jr, of Greensburg, LA, was sentenced to 10 years with the department of corrections for armed robbery.
Bryer entered a no contest plea on July 7, 2020 during court before he was scheduled for a jury trial.
On October 2, 2015, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Office deputies were dispatched to Nancy Henry Road in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the complainant advised that he and a family member were at home watching television when they heard the front door open and moments later, two males approached them in the living room.
The complainant stated that one male pointed a gun to his head while the other male closed the door and stood behind the gunman. The two males kept repeating “give me the money and the truck keys.” The complainant stated that he gave the gunman approximately $500.00. After giving the armed male the money and vehicle keys, the gunman struck the complainant in the head with the pistol causing a laceration to the forehead, both males then fled from the residence.
The complainant informed investigators that the male who stood behind the gunman during the robbery to be Leslie Bryer Jr. and that he purchased a truck from Bryer several weeks back for $250.00. The complainant provided a bill of sale for the 1996 Ford Ranger in which the seller is listed as Leslie Bryer Jr.
On October 5, 2015, detectives prepared a photo lineup which included Bryer and presented to the persons present during the incident, all positively identified Leslie Bryer Jr. in the lineup as one of the males at the residence during the robbery. At this time, a warrant was issued for Bryer’s arrest.
Assistant District Attorney Matthew S. Belser represented the State of Louisiana, Judge Robert H. Morrison handed down the sentence.