Man accused of robbing, holding captive at knifepoint two women at their Highland Road apartment _lowres

Travis Davis

A Baton Rouge man is accused of kidnapping and holding at knifepoint two women on Tuesday while he robbed them at their Highland Road apartment.

Baton Rouge police detectives said Travis Davis, 35, confronted the first woman in the parking lot of her apartment complex about 2:30 a.m. and forced her at knifepoint to take him to her apartment where he found the second woman, according to an affidavit of probable cause. He ordered both women to lie on the floor and told them if they moved, he would “blow their heads off.”

He demanded the victims give him their cash and valuables, according to the affidavit. Detectives said he then gathered their electronic devices and forced the first woman at knifepoint to drive him to East Washington Street by Interstate 10 where he got out of her vehicle and fled, according to the affidavit.

Within an hour, a police officer stopped a car in a traffic stop and determined the front-seat passenger matched the description of the man who had robbed the two women at their apartment in the 3000 block of Highland Road.

The officer ultimately determined the passenger was Davis and arrested him when the officer found the women’s stolen goods in Davis’ possession, the affidavit said.

Davis, 9115 Dancy Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping, false imprisonment and simple battery.

Three drivers booked on suspicion of DWI in EBR

Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish, including one on a fourth-offense DWI, and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

n Robert Wilkerson, 54, 7161 Albany St., Baton Rouge, fourth-offense DWI and driver’s license suspended or revoked.

n Paula Carbo, 51, 4226 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to maintain control and reckless operation.

n Rosemelia Robertineo, 49, 4545 MacArthur Blvd., New Orleans, first-offense DWI and possession of alcoholic beverages in vehicle.

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.