Detectives arrest suspect in armed robbery and beating that put victim in ICU

Detectives arrest suspect in armed robbery and beating that put victim in ICU

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Detectives have arrested a suspect in connection with a severe beating and robbery that put a man in the intensive care unit.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Daryl Lewis, 27, of Church Point, is accused of being involved in an armed robbery in Baton Rouge on October 18.

He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday on charges of armed robbery, second-degree battery and aggravated burglary. His bond is set at $155,000.

According to the arrest warrant, the victim was contacted by two women he knows through a mutual friend. It added they showed up at the victim's home and right after they walked in, two men followed and started beating the victim. The warrant stated detectives watched surveillance video from inside the home that showed the attack. The video reportedly shows one of the men pepper spray the victim, which was followed by both men punching and kicking the victim.

Family members reportedly told detectives the victim suffered numerous broken bones throughout his face, including his nose and eye area. His current condition is unknown.

According to the report, the two men and two women were seen rummaging through the house and taking items. It also stated the victim was handcuffed behind his back and one of the men, believed to be Lewis, pulled out what looked like a gun and pointed it at the victim. According to the arrest warrant, the victim told investigators the men asked him, "Where's the money?" It added the victim said about $400 was stolen from him.

Detectives with EBRSO reported the victim gave them names of the women. They were reportedly identified Lewis and the other man when they were taken into custody. The names of the other three suspects were not given.

Detectives added they contacted the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office after learning Lewis was from Church Point and deputies there identified Lewis as the man pointing the gun at the victim after they watched the surveillance video.

The investigation is ongoing.

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