Arthur Rogers

Another suspect in the Monday afternoon attempted robbery off Blackwater Road surrendered Wednesday, authorities said.

Arthur Rogers, 32, was booked into Parish Prison after East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies announced the day before that they were continuing to search for him following the arrest of another man also involved in the robbery plot, Sheriff's spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a news release.

Rogers is one of three men accused of entering a house in the 10000 block of Gretna Green Drive and assaulting the homeowner Monday afternoon. One of the alleged robbers, Michael Duchamp, 31, struck the homeowner with an object, according to the Sheriff's Office. The homeowner responded by shooting Duchamp, who later died in the hospital.

After the shooting Rogers and another suspect, Anthony Myles, 30, left the scene on foot. Deputies arrested Myles on Tuesday.

A Central police officer responded to the scene after hearing gunfire and told deputies he witnessed a masked man armed with a gun running away from the house. The man pointed his gun at the officer as he fled, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Detectives believe one of the robbers knew about the homeowner's extensive firearms collection and sought to rob him for that reason.

Rogers, 1201 S. 15th St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of armed robbery, aggravated second-degree battery, aggravated assault upon a peace officer and public masking.

Myles was arrested on the same counts, plus principal to first-degree murder.

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