Search for suspect of assault and threatening murder witnesses

Gerald Luke (Source: EBRSO)
Gerald Luke (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two men are suspected of threatening murder witnesses of a Gardere victim and assaulting one of them.

East Baton Rouge Detectives are looking for 17-year-old Gerald Luke of Skysail Avenue. They have arrested and charged 18-year-old James Miskell, with intimidation of a witness, simple battery, and aggravated assault.

According to EBRSO, both Luke and Miskell are suspected of "threatening witnesses to the murder of Franklin Lara, assaulting one of them." Miskell will be transported and booked into parish prison.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives arrested Trevor Georgetown, member of the Block Boyz gang, on Wednesday, July 3 and charged him with First Degree Murder for the shooting of 18-year-old Franklin Lara.

Detectives are urging anyone who has information on Luke's whereabouts to contact the Sheriff's Office at 225-389-5000. Crime Stoppers is also offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

Contact Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP or (225) 344-7867.

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