Police/Fire

Incident : Attempt Armed Robbery

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7/16/2008

Location: 10000 block of Comite and Blackwater
Incident Date & Time: July 16, 2008, 1:56am
File Number: 08-51905
Investigator: Deputy D. Schilling

On 7/16/08, at approximately 0156 hrs, Detectives from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office Armed Robbery and Burglary Division arrived on the scene of an attempt armed robbery. Detectives contacted the victim who stated that a white male, and black male had attempted to rob him.
The victim drives a cab for Yellow Cab Co., the victim stated at approximately 0120 hrs he picked up a white male, and black male, later identified as the defendant, at 11891 Plank Rd. The victim stated the defendant and his accomplice wanted to be driven to the intersection of Hooper and Blackwater. The victim stated that the defendant and his accomplice directed him to 8516 Sleepy Oaks, where they attempted to contact the resident to no avail.
The victim stated that the defendant and his accomplice paid him $22.00 for this ride, and asked him to transport them back to their original location. The victim stated, as he was travelling east on Comite, heading towards Blackwater, the white male accomplice struck him on the side of the head with a long black blunt object. The victim stated the white male accomplice struck him several times, until the defendant took the object from him. The victim stated that the defendant also struck him several times in the head with the weapon.
The victim heard the defendant and the accomplice making statements, something to the effect of, “Let’s get it now”, and “This is a robbery”.
The victim stated as he approached the intersection of Comite and Blackwater, he was not able to stop. The victim stated he drove through the intersection, and into the woods, striking a tree. The victim stated that the defendant, and his accomplice exited the vehicle. The victim backed out of the ditch, and drove to the corner of Hooper and S. Blackwater to await the police.
Detectives observed a large whelp on the right side of the victims head, along with an approximate 1/2 inch gash. The victim also sustained a cut to his right eye lid. The victim was treated on scene and released.
Detective contacted responding Uniform Patrol Deputies, who advised that upon arrival in the area, they observed the defendant running south on Blackwater from Comite. The defendant was taken into custody. The defendant, and his juvenile accomplice were both positively identified bythe victim as the suspects.
Detectives located a black crow bar, approximately one foot in length, near where the defendant and the accomplice were located. This item was identified by the victim as the weapon.The defendant was transported to the EBR Parish Prison and booked accordingly.
The juvenile suspect was injuured by the vehicle as he jumped out. The juvenile sustained injuries to his left foot. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The juvenile was charged via custodial agreement.

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