Suspected gunman now in custody after two women allegedly set victim up to be robbed

Suspected gunman now in custody after two women allegedly set victim up to be robbed
A man was found shot to death inside a hotel room at the Microtel on Plaza Americana Drive in Baton Rouge. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Police have now arrested the suspected gunman in connection with a man found dead inside a hotel on Plaza Americana Drive.

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Baton Rouge Police Department announced the arrest of Peter Hinkle, 40, of Ethel, in connection with the death of Jody Arcediano, 36, of Zachary. Police say a Crime Stoppers tip helped lead to the arrest, and the Louisiana State Police Task Force also played a vital role in Hinkle’s capture.

Peter Hinkle, 40, of Ethel, is charged with first degree murder and armed robbery in connection with the death of Jody Arcediano.
Peter Hinkle, 40, of Ethel, is charged with first degree murder and armed robbery in connection with the death of Jody Arcediano. (Source: BRPD)

Hinkle will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison of charges of first degree murder and armed robbery.

According to BRPD, Arcediano was found shot to death inside the Microtel Inn and Suites on Plaza Americana Drive around 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1.

On Thursday, Sept. 5, police arrested Brandy Verrett, 37, and Rachael Day, 29, both of Denham Springs. Both women are facing first degree murder and armed robbery charges.

Detectives believe Verrett and Day set up Arcediano to be robbed.

Brandy Verrett and Rachael Day are accused of setting up a man to be robbed.
Brandy Verrett and Rachael Day are accused of setting up a man to be robbed. (Source: EBRSO)

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