Baton Rouge man mugs victim, steals his car, leads police on chase before being arrested Saturday _lowres

Alvin Scott

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Saturday on a variety of counts after allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint, stealing the victim’s car, leading law enforcement on a chase and fleeing a police dog

Baton Rouge Police were called to 5932 Airline Highway Saturday at about 3 a.m. where a man told officers he had just been mugged. The victim said he was approached by a man later identified as 23-year-old Alvin Scott, of 5958 Cyrus Ave., according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Scott was armed with a handgun and demanded the victim turn over “everything” he had, the affidavit states.

The victim took off running, but his car keys fell out of his pocket. Scott picked them up and drove off in the man’s 2008 Toyota Corolla, according to the report.

About 3:20 a.m., a city officer saw the stolen car near the intersection of Plank Road and Airline Highway. Police tried to pull the driver over, but he “led officers on a lengthy pursuit,” disregarding stops signs and a red light, according to the affidavit.

Scott finally drove the car off the road and abandoned it in an open field before taking off running, the report says. A police dog eventually tracked him to a shed in the backyard of a home on St. Katherine Street, according to the report.

When police searched the stolen car, they found a handgun, according to the report.

After taking Scott into custody, officers discovered he was wanted by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office in another armed robbery.

He was booked into the Parish Prison on one count each of theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated flight, felon in possession of a firearm, resisting an officer and armed robbery.