Two caught by K9s after robberies, chase
BATON ROUGE - Police said two K9 units brought down a pair of suspects accused of several robberies and leading police on a chase overnight in Baton Rouge.
Lt. Don Kelly said police arrested Deshawn Lollis, 18, and Rodney Washington, 25, early this morning after they abandoned their car and tried to flee officers on foot.
Kelly said two men, armed with handguns, robbed someone in the 400 block of East Boyd around 11:42 p.m. and took off in a white car. Then at 1:15 a.m., another robbery was reported on the 5100 block of Highland Road. Investigators said the men and car matched the description of the previous crime, and the victim got a license plate number.
Kelly said a police officer with a K9 spotted the car on I-110, and when he tried to stop it the men inside fled. After about a 15-minute chase Kelly said the men abandoned the car in the 3600 block of Lone Oak and tried to run, but K9s "Omega" and "Atlas" quickly caught them.
Kelly said Lollis and Washington were treated for dog bites at Earl K. Long hospital, and booked into the parish jail on armed robbery, aggravated flight and resisting arrest charges.