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19-year-old tenant arrested for allegedly threatening apartment complex employee

4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago Monday, July 24 2017 Jul 24, 2017 July 24, 2017 11:12 AM July 24, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Alicia Serrano

BATON ROUGE – A 19-year-old was arrested for threatening an apartment complex employee with a knife.

The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 19-year-old Andrew Metzger on charges of aggravated assault and possession with intent to distribute a schedule IV drug. 

On July 23, around midnight, officers responded to the Campus Crossings apartment complex on Brightside Drive in reference to a disturbance. The victim told officers that Metzger came into the leasing office, brandished a kitchen knife and repeatedly threatened to stab the victim. 

The victim told Metzger to leave, however he only left after he learned police were called. The victim stated that she knew that Metzger was the person who threatened her and told the officer what apartment he lived in.

While Metzger was being interviewed, suspected Xanax was in plain view on a table in his apartment. According to arrest documents, the victim confirmed he was the person who threatened her.

Metzger was arrested and while being searched, 50 Xanax pills were found in his left front pocket, according to arrest documents. Metzger admitted that the Xanax was for his personal use. 

Arrest documents say that Metzger stated that he had more Xanax in his room and he was willing to surrender it to detectives and provide information about his supplier. 

Metzger made several attempts to contact his supplier, however he was not successful. Before leaving the apartment complex with officers, Metzger asked to be escorted back to his room to get some socks and shoes. Arrest documents note that 250 pills of suspected Xanax was seen in plain view on the bedroom table. 

Metzger was booked into parish prison on the above charges. 

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