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Police: Man stole money from pregnant woman after violent attack

Edward Thompson (Source: EBRSO) Edward Thompson (Source: EBRSO)
Lakota Edwards (Source: EBRSO) Lakota Edwards (Source: EBRSO)

A 27-year-old man was arrested for allegedly robbing a pregnant woman after he attacked her and left her on the ground bleeding. A 20-year-old woman was also arrested after police say she attempted to hide the suspect from police.

The original incident was reported on April 9, 2014. The victim told police that Edward T. Thompson attacked her and kicked her in the stomach several times. She claims he knew she was three months pregnant.

"The victim claimed that on a previous occasion, [Thompson] threatened to kill the baby if she angered him," the officer noted in the probable cause report. "[Thompson], who was in the passenger seat, became angry with the victim over a cell phone. [Thompson] began striking the victim several times in the head with a closed fist, causing her to fall out of the vehicle and onto the ground."

The officer claims she sustained several head wounds and lacerations.

"While badly battered and bleeding on the ground, [Thompson] stole money and the victim's cell phone…He then re-entered the victim's vehicle and drove away without her permission."

Warrants were issued for Thompson's arrest.

On Sunday, May 11, detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department received a tip from Crime Stoppers regarding Thompson's location. When officers went to the address provided to investigate, they came in contact with Lakota Edwards.

"Officers came into contact with [Edwards] and asked about the fugitive," the arresting officer noted in the police report. "[Edwards] stated that the fugitive was not inside the residence. Officers asked [Edwards] several times if the fugitive was inside the residence and she advised ‘No' several times and then gave permission to enter the residence and search it for the fugitive."

Thompson was eventually located by a K9 officer, who was allegedly hiding in the attic of the home.

Both Edwards and Thompson were arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Thompson is charged with second-degree robbery, carjacking, attempted first-degree feticide, domestic abuse battery, and resisting an officer. Edwards is facing accessory charges.

Edwards is being held in lieu of a $7,000 bond. Thompson is being held in lieu of a $51,000 bond. 

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