BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - State Police Troopers in West Baton Rouge Parish located and arrested a suspect from Houston accused of aggravated robbery and carjacking.
Sunday morning at about 11:00 a.m., Troopers arrested 23-year-old Vernell L. Bazile of Houston after locating him in West Baton Rouge Parish.
State troopers found Bazile travelling eastbound on I-10 near LA Highway 415. They were able to stop Bazile and confirm that the vehicle he was driving was reported stolen.
Troopers also learned that Bazile was possibly involved in an armed carjacking in a shopping mall parking lot in Houston.
Troopers placed Bazile under arrest for Illegal possession of stolen things and not having a driver's license.
Bazile was transported to and booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish jail. The Houston Police Department was contacted and they will continue their investigation into the carjacking now that Bazile has been placed into custody.
The BRPD assisted state troopers in the investigation.