Accused kidnapper caught during Baton Rouge traffic stop

Accused kidnapper caught during Baton Rouge traffic stop

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man has been charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, armed robbery and simple assault.

A woman was in the parking lot of her apartment complex on Highland Road around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when a man held her at knife-point and forced her into her apartment, according to Baton Rouge Police reports.

Once the man, now identified as 35-year-old Travis Davis, was inside the woman's apartment, he confronted another woman in the apartment and threatened her with a knife.

The probable cause affidavit says Davis ordered the two women to lay on the floor and told them if they moved he would "blow their heads off."

Davis demanded cash and valuables from both victims and reports say he threatened to rape the second woman. He then fondled her before he gathered numerous electronic devices.

Davis then reportedly forced the first woman at knife-point out of her apartment and into her car where he made her drive to E. Washington at I-10.

Davis got out of the car and ran with the victims' belongings.

About an hour after the assault, police pulled over a vehicle for a traffic stop and the officer realized the man riding in the passenger seat fit the physical description of the man accused of the robbery and kidnapping on Highland Road.

Police say Davis was in possession of the victims' property and the pocket knife he used.

Davis was taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of armed robbery, false imprisonment, second degree kidnapping and simple battery. His bond has been set at $125,500.

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