Two men have been arrested for the armed robbery of Hebert’s Boudin and Cracklin Saturday.

St. Landry Parish Spokesperson Major Eddie Thibodeaux said 33-year-old Cordy Brown and 41-year-old James Hudson were booked after a brief investigation.

Thibodeaux said, on Saturday, around 1 p.m., a black male wearing a mask entered the store, located on Highway 31 in Opelousas, with a gun and demanded money.

The getaway vehicle was captured on surveillance video.

Crime Stoppers received a tip that the car used in the robbery belonged to Hudson. Opelousas Police found the vehicle on Robin Lane.

During a stakeout to apprehend Hudson, deputies identified Hudson in his girlfriend's vehicle that quickly left the scene to go to a local motel. Hudson was found hiding in a closet there.

Hudson was on parole for manslaughter.

The suspect admitted to driving the car to Hebert's, but said it was Brown who committed the robbery.  Shortly after, deputies located Brown walking down Hwy 182 North in Opelousas.

The suspects were charged as follows:

James Hudson; two counts of armed robbery, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Bond: $250,000

Cordy Brown: two counts of armed robbery, possession of a stolen firearm. Bond: $200,000.

“I would like to thank St. Landry Crime Stoppers, the citizens who called in tips, and the Opelousas Police Department for assisting in the case.  Working together we were able to get two armed robbery suspects off the streets.” -- Sheriff Bobby Guidroz

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