Acting on tips from the public, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office identified and arrested two men suspected of armed robbery at the Hampton Inn & Suites last week.
The Sheriff’s Office identified the men as Herman Leroy Hills Jr., 39, of 17232 Jefferson Highway and Kianta Cardelle Edwards, 18, of 16441 S. Harrels Ferry Road. Hills turned himself in Tuesday evening and Edwards turned himself in Wednesday after being contacted by detectives.
At about 1:10 a.m. June 2, two men armed with handguns knocked on the door of a hotel room belonging to two women, who detectives believe arranged to have the men meet them at the hotel, at 11271 Reiger Road, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office.
When the women opened the door, the men entered brandishing the pistols and stole cash, cellphones and tablets belonging to both of the victims, Hicks said. The men bound the victims’ hands and feet before leaving the room.