A Baton Rouge man accused of working with two others to lure a man to an alley and rob him was arrested Friday on armed robbery and other counts.
Brandon Williams, 18, of 11683 W. Sherwood Meadow Ave., and the two other men got the victim to meet with them using the classified app LetGo, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said Williams’ partners were Tray’von Davis and Javier Brown, both of whom have also been arrested in relation to a separate armed robbery and car theft.
Authorities connected a Baton Rouge man to a Jan. 26 armed robbery after police stopped him while he was riding in the victim’s stolen car.
Williams was booked on counts of armed robbery and theft of a motor vehicle Friday evening, according to booking documents.
The arrest report said the victim was lured to an alley behind 3213 King Bradford Dr. on Feb. 7 through an advertisement for the sale of an Apple watch. The phone used to contact the victim was registered to Davis, and he told officers he arranged the theft at Brown’s direction, Brown's arrest report says.
When the victim arrived, Williams, Davis and Brown approached him. In Brown’s arrest report, the victim reported that Brown “did most of the talking” and punched him in the face while Davis attempted to strike him with a metal pipe.
The victim fled the scene and left behind his white 2013 Nissan Altima, the police report said.
The victim told police he saw Williams rifle through the vehicle and remove several items, including a DVD player.
The victim’s vehicle was stolen and later recovered by officers at the Broadmoor Plantation Apartments on Florida Boulevard. Williams' fingerprints were found inside the car, the report said, and the victim later identified Williams from a photo lineup.
Both Davis and Brown were also identified in separate photographic lineups.
Davis, 18, of 462 Kay Drive, was already being held in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and Brown, 17, of 17152 Strain Road, Baton Rouge, was booked on Wednesday, according to booking documents.
Williams was also booked on counts of criminal trespassing, illegal possession of stolen firearms and resisting an officer.
Brown was booked on multiple counts of armed robbery, armed robbery with a firearm and theft of a motor vehicle.