BRPD releases details about suspect arrested on 5 counts of murder

BRPD release details about suspect arrested for 5 counts of murder - 10 p.m.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Investigators arrested a man Thursday who is suspected in five different killings.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Jeremy Montrell Robertson, 25, of Baton Rouge, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of felon in possession of a firearm.

While being transported from Louisiana State Police headquarters Thursday afternoon, Robertson maintained his innocence. However, police say strong evidence says otherwise.

"This individual, whenever he had altercations with individuals, he resolved his altercations with gunplay," said BRPD spokesman L'Jean McKneely Jr.

On August 2, 2015, Kevin Ford, Antoine Harris and Fredrick Corner were shot and killed in the 2300 block of Jefferson Avenue.

On July 14, 2015, Kerry Green was shot and killed at Elm Grove Garden Apartments, 8770 Elm Grove Garden Drive.

On November 17, 2010, the body of George Dyson was found in Gilbert's Cemetery at 5900 Greenwell Springs Road. The victim died from multiple gunshot wounds.

"He was already in jail for an attempt murder. We found out that he committed those other murders and we have now arrested him with that," McKneely added.

On June 3, 2009, Louis Deggs was shot to death at 2838 Jackson Avenue. Robertson was charged with second-degree murder on Nov. 5, 2009. However, a grand jury returned a no true bill on March 19, 2010. Detectives are hoping to reintroduce the shooting death of Louis Deggs to a grand jury with the newly obtained evidence.

"It's hard-nosed information that we have and we hope that with these type of murders that he's committed, this menace to society will stay off the streets," McKneely said.

Homicide detectives said they have gathered information linking Robertson to these murders.

Robertson was already in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on unrelated federal charges. He was booked into the prison on April 27, 2016.

Police said Robertson may also be linked to other murders. They urge anyone with information that could possibly link him to other crimes to call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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