Teen held on $225,000 bond for attempted murder, armed robbery arrest

Leonard Jarvis Robertson (Source: EBRSO)
Leonard Jarvis Robertson (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 17-year-old is being held on a $225,000 bond after he was arrested in connection to two incidents that include an attempted murder and armed robbery.

According to the arrest reports, the first incident happened on Oct. 2, 2013. A witness identified Leonard Jarvis Robertson as the suspect responsible for shooting at a vehicle occupied by three people.

"[The victim stated that] The front seat passenger [Robertson] produced a handgun and began shooting rounds directly into their vehicle," the arrest report noted. "Victim #2 sustained a minor laceration to her leg as a result of the shooting."

Investigators learned that one victim was involved in a fist fight with Robertson about one hour prior to the shooting. The victim also admitted that Robertson had previously fired a gun at him several months earlier.

A warrant was issued for Robertson's arrest, but they were unable to locate him. Then, on Nov. 15, he was identified as a suspect for an armed robbery that happened on Florida Blvd.

"The victim heard that someone named 'Leonard' was bragging about the robbery and an anonymous person sent a picture of the suspect to the victim," the report noted.

Robertson is accused of forcing the victim at gunpoint to the ground and taking his wallet, keys, credit cards, cell phone and cash. An unknown accomplice assisted with the crime.

Robertson was located on Monday, Dec. 9 by the U.S. Marshal's office. They took him into custody due the active warrants. He is charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder, Illegal Use of a Weapon and Armed Robbery. He is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Both cases were investigated by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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