Baton Rouge man accused of stealing neighbor’s handgun and, when confronted, stabbing him in the torso _lowres

Kentrell Prophet

A Baton Rouge man arrested Wednesday is accused of stealing a handgun from his neighbor’s apartment and later stabbing him in the torso.

Kentrell Prophet, 31, forced his way into his neighbor’s Sherwood Forest Boulevard apartment some time before 12:40 a.m. Wednesday and stole a .357 revolver, according to the arrest report.

The 29-year-old victim was in his bedroom at the time, but went outside to investigate when he saw the handgun missing from his dining room table, detectives said.

The victim found Prophet in a nearby courtyard and confronted him about the stolen revolver, which led to a scuffle, East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies said.

As the victim began to walk back to his apartment, Prophet came up behind him and stabbed him in the torso, the report says.

Detectives arrived shortly after and found the stolen handgun in Prophet’s closet.

Prophet, 4888 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Apt. 318, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated burglary and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.