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Eunice man accused of kidnapping, armed robbery

Posted at 3:03 PM, Aug 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-09 16:03:37-04

A 22-year-old Eunice man is in police custody after being arrested on a warrant for kidnapping and armed robbery.

On July 14, 2021, Caleb W. Edwards approached a woman, pointed a handgun, and demanded that she get out of her vehicle. She did and the suspect drove off in her vehicle, according to Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot. The victim's one-year-old child was in the backseat of the car.

After driving several blocks through the city, Edwards crashed the vehicle into a utility pole and fled on foot, leaving the child in the back seat, Fontenot stated. The child was not injured.

Edwards was arrested on a warrant on August 6, 2021, on charges of aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery, failure to report an auto accident, criminal damage to property.

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