Man arrested for home invasion, second suspect still at large
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police arrested a 29-year-old man believed to be responsible for a home invasion, attempted murder and attempted rape.
A female victim was leaving her apartment on Monday, Apr. 4 in the 300 block of Apartment Court at around 7:10 a.m. when the man, Kentrell Washington, forced her back inside at gunpoint.
An unidentified black male was also with Washington and demanded money from the victim, according to BRPD.
The victim’s boyfriend walked downstairs and startled the suspects, but the men grabbed him and forced both victims upstairs into a bedroom.
Police said the male victim was forced to undress before he was tied up by the men. A shot was fired when the female victim began to fight with Washington.
The male victim was forced to undress and was tied up, according to police. The female victim began to fight with Washington who fired a shot during the struggle. The suspects then fled the scene on foot in the direction of the apartment complex entrance.
Washington was taken into custody after the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab was able to use DNA evidence left at the scene to identify the man.
He was booked on charges of home invasion, armed robbery, attempted first degree murder and attempted first degree rape.
Washington was previously arrested and charged with obscenity and indecent behavior with a juvenile last month, when he exposed himself to a mother and son in a parking lot at the same apartment complex, according to arrest records.
The second suspect is still at large and the investigation is still ongoing.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
New Roads mayor resigns, pleads no contest to malfeasance charges
Flood victims approaching deadline to move out of FEMA trailers
1 dead, another hurt after attack in Ascension Thursday
'Mass illness' sickens hundreds after jambalaya fundraiser
Mayor announces crime-fighting collaboration with AmeriCorps