Detectives arrest 4th suspect in robbery and beating that put victim in ICU

Detectives arrest 4th suspect in robbery and beating that put victim in ICU

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities have arrested a fourth suspect in connection with a robbery and beating that sent a man to the intensive care unit.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Christopher Malbrough, 30, of Denham Springs, is accused of being involved in a home invasion and armed robbery in Baton Rouge on October 18.

Malbrough was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Tuesday on charges of armed robbery, second-degree battery and aggravated burglary. His bond is set at $150,000.

Daryl Lewis, 27, of Church Point, was booked into the parish prison on November 4 on the same charges as Malbrough. He remains jailed on a $155,000 bond.

Brittany Francois was booked into jail four days after the crime. She faces the same charges as Lewis and Malbrough. She is still behind bars on $125,000 bond.

Angie Wright was booked on November 16 on charges of theft, unauthorized use of an access card and shoplifting. Her bond was set at $1,500. She was still in jail as of Wednesday morning.

According to the arrest warrants, the victim was contacted by two women he knows through a mutual friend. They added the women showed up at the victim's home and right after they walked in, two men followed and started beating the victim. The warrants 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 reports, the two men and two women were seen rummaging through the house and taking items. They 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 warrants, the victim told investigators the men asked him, "Where's the money?" They added the victim said about $400 was stolen from him.

The investigation is ongoing.

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