Deputies: Man robs, kidnaps, beats victim with hammer

Deputies: Man robs, kidnaps, beats victim with hammer

COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) - Deputies arrested a Covington man for allegedly robbing and kidnapping an elderly man after hitting him in the head with a hammer.

The suspected attack happened on Saturday in Loranger. Glenn Edward Castle, 28, was taken into custody by detectives from the Washington parish Sheriff's Office and Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office.

Castle is accused of attacking the victim with a hammer, tying him up, stealing firearms from his residence and fleeing with the man in the victim's pick-up truck.

Investigators say he drove the victim around the Loranger and pulled over near a wooded area. He removed the man from the truck and tied him to a tree before leaving.

Castle's arrest came as a result of anonymous information received by Washington Parish Sheriff's Office detectives that he was hiding out on Sleepy Hollow Rd. in Franklinton.  Tangipahoa Parish detectives were notified and came to Washington Parish to assist in the arrest.  Castle was located at the residence and was arrested without incident.

A search of the Sleepy Hollow residence discovered a pistol which was believed to have been used in crimes committed in Tangipahoa Parish.  Questioning of Castle about the location of the kidnapping victim's vehicle led to his confession that he had driven it to a hunting club in the area and burned it.  The burned vehicle was located where Castle said he had left it, investigators said.

Castle is currently in the Washington Parish Jail with no bond on charges of obstruction of justice, simple arson, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and being a fugitive from Tangipahoa Parish.  In addition to the Washington Parish charges, Castle will face charges of armed robbery, second degree kidnapping and aggravated second-degree battery in Tangipahoa Parish.

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