LUCKETT_HUDSON_9000134970_248888.jpg

Hudson Luckett

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Wednesday and accused of intimidating a possible witness to a November homicide.

Tavoris Smith, 27, suffered fatal gunshot wounds after someone opened fire into the front of his house in the 4700 block of Sycamore Street. 

While the homicide remains unsolved, Baton Rouge police arrested Hudson Luckett, 31, after the possible witness told detectives the man followed her in her car and made threatening gestures.

Police wrote in Luckett's arrest warrant that they had previously received an anonymous tip implicating Luckett in Smith's death and are following the lead, but investigators do not have sufficient evidence to make an arrest in the killing.

The victim said she was on the way to visit family in Zachary on Nov. 19 — about a week after Smith was killed — when Luckett followed her in his vehicle, drove erratically and then pulled alongside her, rolled down his window and made a gesture of a gun pointed at her. 

Luckett, 4520 Lemonwood Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on one count of intimidating, impeding or injuring witnesses. His bond was set at $100,000, according to booking documents.

Compiled from staff reports. To contact a crime reporter at The Advocate, email policereporters@theadvocate.com or call (225) 388-0369.