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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Baton Rouge Man Indicted for Spree of Armed Robberies

BATON ROUGE, LA - United States Attorney Walt Green announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment against KEITH MIGUAL WILLIAMS, age 45, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The indictment charges WILLIAMS with six counts of violating the Hobbs Act, Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951(a), and three counts of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(ii).

The Indictment alleges that on six different occasions in an eleven-day period, from July 28, 2016 to August 7, 2016, WILLIAMS robbed Baton Rouge convenience stores, specifically, Circle K convenience stores located at 10221 Coursey Boulevard, 7475 Jefferson Highway, and 5313 Nicholson Drive; a Walgreens located at 4485 Perkins Road; and a Cracker Barrel located at 9530 Hooper Road. The Indictment further alleges that WILLIAMS used a firearm to commit three of these robberies, and mace in a fourth. In the course of these robberies, WILLIAMS allegedly stole cash and merchandise.

This matter is being investigated by the Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ryan Crosswell and Cal Leipold.

NOTE: An indictment is an accusation by the Grand Jury. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless adjudicated guilty at trial or through a guilty plea.

Updated October 5, 2016