Man arrested after victim is beaten, forced into vehicle
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was arrested after he and five others allegedly beat a man and forced him into a vehicle over a stolen electrical meter box.
According to arrest records, on July 17, a victim went into the Baton Rouge Police Department First District to make a report. He told authorities, around 4 a.m., he was walking in the 5500 block of Evangeline Street when 19-year-old Darrel Williams and five other suspects jumped out of a vehicle and battered him.
The victim said that he was then forced into a vehicle and brought to the 4200 block of Beechwood Street, where he was battered more and began to vomit, according to arrest records.
The victim was able to identify all suspects involved because he personally knows them, according to arrest records.
Later, on July 22, an officer handling the case was contacted by another officer and was informed he had Williams in custody.
Williams told authorities that he was in the vehicle with the other suspects at the time of the incident. He said they were riding around looking for the victim because he stole the power meter box from their residence.
Williams said while they were riding around, they spotted the victim, got out and began to hit him, according to arrest records.
The victim then reportedly said he could show them where the meter box was, and the suspects brought him to the 4200 block of Beechwood Street.
Williams said they were never able to locate the meter box and the victim left the scene, according to arrest records.
Williams was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of second-degree battery and second-degree kidnapping.
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