BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man who was released from jail less than three weeks ago was arrested again after he allegedly forced his way into a home and terrorized a family just days after his release from prison.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident happened on April 4 at roughly 7 a.m. The female victim was reportedly leaving her apartment on Apartment Court Drive to go to work when the suspect, Kentrell Washington, 29, and an unknown male suspect, approached her.
The warrant describes that Washington pulled out a gun and forced his way into the home and attacked the woman. When the 20-year-old male victim walked out to the front of the home, Washington allegedly attacked him and tied him up. The female victim's child, a 19-year-old female, was also in the home at the time of the attack.
The female victim claims she fought Washington, and he then fired a shot during the struggle. He and the other unidentified male fled the scene.
"The first female victim that was originally confronted by the suspects, decided that she wanted to fight and upon fighting, the one suspect that had a gun, he made an attempt to kill her, he fired one round. And during the course of that struggle, both suspects were able to escape," said Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with BRPD.
Washington managed to escape before police arrived. However, detectives were able to collect DNA evidence, that was processed with the help of the State Police Crime Lab, and issued a warrant for his arrest. He was later located taken into custody.
According to jail records, Washington was arrested on March 24, 2016 for obscenity, indecent behavior with a juvenile and an unknown bench warrant. He was released on March 31 on a $7,500 bond.
Washington is the process of being booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of home invasion, armed robbery, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated first-degree rape.
The second suspect is still wanted by police and the investigation is ongoing.
If you know anything about this case, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).