Baker woman accused in kidnap, robbery caper _lowres

Rachel Dupuy

Baker police on Friday arrested a woman accused of kidnapping an acquaintance on June 5 and taking him to a park where two others showed up and robbed the victim at gunpoint.

Rachel Dupuy, 18, had picked up a former schoolmate who wanted to talk to her and driven him to a BREC park, according to a Baker Police Department arrest warrant. At the park, the victim noticed Dupuy “scan the area in a suspicious manner” and roll down the passenger side window from the driver’s door panel.

A man, the victim identified as Dupuy’s boyfriend then came up to the vehicle with a gun and demanded the victim get in the backseat, the warrant says. At the same time, a second man the victim didn’t recognize climbed into the backseat with “an assault rifle” and took his cellphone and hat, the warrant says.

The victim complied with an order to blindfold himself with his shirt, and was then driven to a nearby baseball park.

“He was forced to kneel on the ground, and told he would be killed if he moved before counting down from 100,” a detective wrote in the warrant.

The victim, who is 18, later told police one of the men in the June 5 incident had sent him threatening text messages several months ago, according to the warrant. Dupuy’s boyfriend “is jealous of the friendship between (the victim) and Dupuy,” the warrant says.

Dupuy, 8241 Comite Drive, Baker, was booked Friday into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery and second-degree kidnapping. She remains in jail in lieu of $25,000 bail, according to online booking records.