Dark window tint leads to arrest of armed robbery, kidnapping suspect

Montrell Woods (Source: EBRSO)
Montrell Woods (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Just before 10 p.m. Thursday, deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office pulled over a vehicle for having dark tint and ended up arresting a man wanted for armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping.

According to deputies, during the stop the driver of the vehicle, 28-year-old Montrell Woods, appeared nervous. After the deputy was given consent to search the vehicle, he found one and a half pills of hydrocodone in the vehicle, and didn't have a prescription.

Woods was arrested for possession of schedule III narcotics.

During the investigation, deputies learned that Woods was wanted for an armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping that happened November 19, 2013 on N. Carrolton St.

The victim told deputies that he was riding his bike just after 10 p.m. when the suspect, now identified as Woods, drove up to him and offered to sell him marijuana. When the victim denied the request, Woods used his vehicle to block the bicyclist.

The victim told police Woods got out of the vehicle and struck him in the face with a handgun and forced him into the vehicle. Another person in the vehicle, according to the victim, held him at gun-point in the back seat as they drove him to a dark parking lot.

The victim says Woods told him to "Give me everything you got!" The victim handed over his belongings, including two cell phones and his wallet. The victim was hit in the head again with the handgun and was forced out of the vehicle.

Officers found a vehicle matching the description from the victim, and two cell phones and a wallet were in the backseat. The wallet still had the victim's identification in it.

After locating the owner of the vehicle, Woods was identified as the suspect.

Woods is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a $15,000 bond.

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