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JP armed robbery suspects arrested in Baton Rouge

Ervin Carter (left) and Woodrow Wilson Martin (photos from JPSO) Ervin Carter (left) and Woodrow Wilson Martin (photos from JPSO)

FOX 8 received this news release from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Wednesday evening:

Sheriff Newell Normand announces the arrest of Ervin Carter, B/M, 38, and Woodrow Wilson Martin, B/M, 23, both of Baton Rouge for three counts of armed robbery. Carter was located and arrested in Baton Rouge early Wednesday morning. In making the arrest JPSO Detectives assigned to the US Marshals Task Force were assisted by members of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office who also were assigned to the Task Force there. During the course of attempting to locate Carter, the identity of the second suspect was developed and this was Woodrow Wilson Martin. Martin was interviewed and confessed to participating in the June 19, 2013 Radio Shack armed robbery at 5257 Veterans Boulevard and the June 24, 2013 Radio Shack armed robbery at 1200 Clearview Parkway. Martin also confessed to participating in a July 2012 armed robbery at Advance Auto Parts at 7150 West Bank Expressway. Martin identified Carter as the second suspect in each of these armed robberies. Both suspects are currently confined to the East Baton Rouge Correctional Center. Detective Paul Smith of the JPSO Robbery Section has obtained arrest warrants for both suspects in all three cases. Carter is additionally wanted for business armed robberies in Mobile and Lafayette. Warrants throughout the Southeastern United States are expected on both Carter and Martin.

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