59-Year-Old Louisiana Man Arrested in Connection with April 27 Homicide in Baton Rouge

By Calcasieu Staff
Published May 13, 2023

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59-Year-Old Louisiana Man Arrested in Connection with April 27 Homicide in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – A 59-year-old man from Louisiana has been arrested in connection with the homicide that occurred on April 27 in Baton Rouge.

The Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) confirmed on May 12, 2023, that Homicide Detectives apprehended suspect Robert Hector, 59 for his alleged participation in the death of Kentrell Maloid, 23, on April 27, 2023, about 3:00 a.m. in the 1500 block of Florida Blvd.

According to BRPD reports, detectives initially investigated the incident as a hit-and-run but later determined that Maloid’s death was a homicide.

Investigators learned that Maloid was dragged for a half mile before he was able to release himself from Hector’s automobile.

Hector was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the charge of 2nd Degree Murder.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

About crime in Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has unfortunately had a high crime rate. The city has one of the highest crime rates in America when compared to all communities of all sizes, according to NeighborhoodScout. It has an extremely high combined rate of violent and property crime when compared to other places of similar population size. In fact, the likelihood of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in this city is one in every 18.