Suspect turns himself in after armed robbery on LSU campus

Suspect turns himself in after armed robbery on LSU campus
Darrian Jones, 24, has been arrested in connection to an armed robbery on the LSU's campus (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The man suspected of robbing someone at gunpoint in a parking lot on the LSU campus on Monday, Jan. 28, is now in custody.

Darrian Jones (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Darrian Jones (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) (Source: EBRSO)

LSUPD reported Darrian Jones, 24, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 30. Officials said Jones is not a student at the university.

The robbery happened in Lot X174 on S Quad Drive, police said.

Jones reportedly had a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet. Officials said after the victim handed over the wallet, Jones fled the scene and headed off campus.

According to the probable cause report, Jones used the victim’s stolen card at a grocery store in Tiger Land and detectives were able to get surveillance footage from inside the store.

It added they also obtained video of the suspect on the LSU campus. Police released two photos of the suspect Wednesday around 4 p.m.

(Source: LSUPD)

Investigators said about three hours after the photos were made public, Jones called the Baton Rouge Police Department and reported explained he wanted to turn himself in for the armed robbery.

The PC stated Jones gave his address to authorities and officers with both LSUPD and BRPD went to the location. Jones reportedly voluntarily turned himself in to them.

The report added Jones is accused of committing simple batteries on the campus Monday and Tuesday.

He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of armed robbery and two counts of simple battery.

Bond is not set.

Lot X174 on LSU's campus
Lot X174 on LSU's campus (Source: Google Maps)

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