Man accused of wielding butcher knife in Winbourne Avenue robbery
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man accused of robbing a woman while armed with a butcher knife on Winbourne Avenue last Friday.
24-year-old Floyd Stevens, Jr. was booked on a charge of armed robbery after he was identified in a police line up by the victim.
Police said Stevens approached a woman in the 3100 block of Winbourne Avenue as she was walking down the street, pulled out a butcher knife and said "B*tch, give me the money!"
A fight followed during which the victim was stabbed in the left arm and cut on her right leg. Police said the victim was able to pull out a cellphone during the struggle and managed to call 911 for help.
Police arrived on the scene and chased Stevens into a backyard where he ran into the back door of a residence at 3165 Winbourne Ave. The butcher knife believed to be used during the robbery was later recovered in a nearby vacant lot.
A perimeter was established around the residence, and Stevens eventually came out to surrender to police voluntarily. The victim was able to identify the suspect in a six-person photographic line up, and Stevens was also wearing the ripped black underwear described by the victim, according to investigators.
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