Two Baton Rouge men accused of trying to rob a part-time cable installation worker at gunpoint were said to have done so in retaliation for a mattress delivery gone awry.
Brothers Maurice Jackson, 31, and Travys Jackson, 29, lured the man to their apartment with an installation request then hit him with a stick, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
“This is from what you did to my aunt yesterday,” Travys Jackson told him, the affidavit says.
The man had agreed to transport the woman’s mattress across town for $40, but told police it fell off his truck onto the interstate, the affidavit says. Travys Jackson pulled out a pistol and told the man to give him all his belongings, the affidavit says.
The man tried to grab the pistol, which fired several rounds into the air, and the brothers ran away, the affidavit says.
Maurice Jackson and Travys Jackson, both of 1332 Jasper Ave., were arrested by Baton Rouge police and booked Thursday into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery.
Authorities book three on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
Joshua Hartt, 28, 9505 Country Lake Drive, Baton Rouge, third-offense DWI, reckless operation of vehicle and improper lane usage.
Dawn Turner, 40, 15021 Roanoke Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, insurance required, simple escape, theft and fugitive from justice.
William Wilson, 44, 3524 Leesburgh Drive, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, speeding and obstruction of highway.
Fire damages home on Meadow Ridge Drive
A fire caused major damage to a home on Meadow Ridge Drive on Friday evening, authorities said.
Firefighters from the St. George and East Side fire departments arrived at 3968 Meadow Ridge Drive about 5:45 p.m. Friday and brought the blaze under control by 6:17 p.m., St. George Fire Department spokesman Eldon Ledoux said in a news release.
The fire burned through much of the attic the roof of the garage, Ledoux said.
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