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Man accused of robbery while kids were in his car

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Posted: Mar 3, 2014 12:09 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Mar 3, 2014 12:09 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: armed robbery, children, michael kirklin, Baton Rouge, BRPD

BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after officers said he robbed two people and fled from police with three children in his vehicle.

Officers accused Michael Kirklin, 31, on suspicion of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, resisting an officer, child desertion, and drug possession.

According to arrest reports police were called to an apartment where officers saw Kirklin in a vehicle that had three children in the back. Police said two people outside the car warned them Kirklin had a gun, and had just robbed them. The report said Kirklin took off in his vehicle, nearly hitting the responding police officers.

Police said they pursued Kirklin to a set of apartments where he tried to escape on foot, but officers caught up to him and arrested him. Investigators said one of the juveniles in the back of the vehicle ran into an apartment at the complex, and when officers followed to check on the child they found crack cocaine as well as some digital scales in the kitchen. Police said they also found a bag of marijuana in the trunk of Kirklin's vehicle.

Police booked Kirklin into the parish prison.

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