Baton Rouge murder suspect arrested in Lafayette

Baton Rouge murder suspect arrested in Lafayette

POSTED: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 5:49pm

UPDATED: Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 4:53pm

A suspect in a Baton Rouge murder has been taken into custody in Lafayette.

Ruben van Dyke, 32, was arrested shortly after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 by the Lafayette Sheriff’s Office while walking along the 6500 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway. Van Dyke is a suspect in the murder of Brannon Counts, 32.

Counts was killed on Friday on Hollywood street around 5:00 p.m.

Van Dyke is scheduled to be transferred to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. He faces First-Degree murder, Attempted First-Degree Murder and Illegal Use of a Dangerous Weapon Charges.

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