LOCKPORT, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of beating another man and robbing him because the victim refused to lend him money was arrested Monday, according to authorities.
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office reported Michael Boykin, 38, of Lockport, was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on charges of armed robbery and aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon. His bond was set at $60,000.
Sheriff Craig Webre said it is believed Boykin was with the victim at a housing unit on Bollinger Road in Lockport on September 20. He added Boykin allegedly asked the man to borrow $200 and the man refused.
According to investigators, Boykin put a canned good in a sock and hit the man over the head with it several times. Deputies said the can eventually burst, so Boykin allegedly grabbed a fire extinguisher and started hitting the victim with it.
The victim dropped his wallet during the assault and Boykin picked it up before running away, according to officials. The victim reportedly had several hundred dollars in the wallet.
Detectives issued warrants for Boykin's arrest and he was taken into custody by authorities in Calcasieu Parish on Monday. He was then sent back to Lafourche Parish to face the charges against him.