Suspect in 2004 kidnapping, murder returns to BR after serving time in Las Vegas

Suspect in 2004 kidnapping, murder returns to BR after serving time in Las Vegas

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A suspect in the kidnapping and murder of a man in 2004 has been transferred to Baton Rouge after serving a prison sentence in Las Vegas.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 42-year-old Kentro Taylor is accused of kidnapping and killing Muhammad Price in September of 2004 and shooting another man in January of 2005 before fleeing to Las Vegas.

Taylor was transported to Baton Rouge after serving 10 years in jail for his part in what was dubbed the "Bonnie and Clyde Chase" in Las Vegas.

While on the run in February 2005, Taylor and his then girlfriend, 21-year-old April Jones, were riding in a green 1995 Honda Civic when police attempted to pull them over. Taylor refused to pull over leading to a police chase. At one point during the chase, Jones grabbed an assault rifle and began to shoot at officers. They were both later arrested and charged with seven counts of attempted murder of a police officer, one count of conspiracy to commit murder, one count of possession of stolen property and one count of failure to stop for an officer. Both were sentenced to 14 to 40 years in prison.

Taylor fled to Las Vegas after the kidnapping and murder of Muhammad Price and another shooting that left a man in critical condition.

Police say on September 8, 2004, Taylor and three others kidnapped Price and took him to a home on Spanish Town Road where they tied him up and beat him until he confessed where he kept his money and drugs. The men then drove to Price's home in his 2004 Dodge truck, tied up everyone in the home and stole a large amount of cash, drugs and a handgun.

The four men then left in Price's truck and committed another home invasion and robbery while Price remained in the truck tied up.

Firefighters and police later found the truck engulfed in flames. When the fire was extinguished, they discovered the body of Price inside of the truck.

On January 16, 2005, police say Taylor and an accomplice known as Kidd were at a man's apartment when they made a statement about wanting to be with the woman inside of the apartment. When the victim stood up to the two men they began arguing. At one point in the argument, Kidd took out a gun and pointed it to the victim's chest. Kidd, then handed to gun to Taylor who shot the victim multiple times. The two men then fled the scene in what was believed to be a black or green Chevrolet Lumina.

According to police, Taylor and Kidd were both picked out of a photographic line up buy witnesses who were at the apartment at the time of the shooting. Taylor was also pointed out by witnesses as the shooter.

Taylor has been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he has been charged with fugitive from justice, attempted second degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, first degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery and armed robbery.

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