Port Allen Police arrested a Baton Rouge man last week after learning that he was wanted by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office on charges of second degree attempted murder, attempted kidnapping, assault and simple damage to property.
PAPD Officer Byron Stelly made the arrest after the man, Tony Green, 24, called police to report that he had just been robbed around midnight on April 10.
Green said he was robbed of $165 in his vehicle by a suspect known only as “Blackman” after the two got in an argument near Louisiana Avenue and 14th Street, according to a report from the Port Allen Police.
After Green completed a statement, Officer Stelly arrested him for an active warrant from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
Stelly could smell marijuana coming from Green’s vehicle, although Green said he didn’t have any.
In addition to marijuana, Stelly also found ecstasy pills and prescription – or “legend” drugs – in the vehicle.
Green was arrested on additional charges of possession of marijuana, possession of schedule 1 narcotics with intent to distribute and possession of legend drugs and booked into the West Baton Rouge Jail.
Port Allen Police Chief Esdron Brown suspects that Green and “Blackman” met during an illegal drug deal at the location, but “Blackman” opted to take the money and run.
“I would prefer [Green} turned himself in,” Brown said. “We’re going to continue to police that area hard.”
Green’s warrant stems from an arrest on Jan. 1, 2016, after he intentionally crashed his vehicle into another man’s vehicle, according to a report from the EBRSO. After the crash, Green began to smash the victim’s vehicle with a hammer and attacked him with a knife, the EBRSO report stated.
He bailed out of jail the following day. He did not appear in court as ordered.
Though Green is from Baton Rouge, Brown suspects he is familiar with the Port Allen area. He said he has heard the name “Blackman” before and suspects he is a local.
Anyone who has information on “Blackman” is urged to contact the Port Allen Police Department (225) 343-5525.