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Justin Pierson
Justin Pierson

Two booked in armed robbery

Police arrested two men in the robbery of two individuals Friday morning at gunpoint in the 4000 block of Nicholson Drive, a Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman said.

Jasmine Williams, 24, 2860 Lukeville Lane, and Justin Pierson, 24, 155 Anita St., both of Brusly, were arrested at 2:05 a.m. Friday and booked into Parish Prison, each on one count of armed robbery, spokesman L’Jean McKneely said in a news release.

Williams and Pierson robbed the pair of their personal property, then fled in a gray four-door sedan, the release said. LSU Campus Police assisted Baton Rouge police with the arrest of the two suspects near East McKinley Road and Tennessee Street, the release says.

Man, 28, accused of breaking child’s arm

Baton Rouge police arrested a man who is accused of twisting a young boy’s arm, causing it to break, because the child did not know his ABCs, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Roman Montrell Franklin, 28, 1078 N. Ardenwood Drive, Apt. D, Baton Rouge, was arrested and booked into Parish Prison on Thursday afternoon on one count of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, prison booking records show.

The child’s age was blacked out in the affidavit.

While helping the child with homework on Tuesday, Franklin asked the boy a question about his ABCs and when the boy said he did not know the answer, Franklin jerked his arm, dragged him to a back bedroom and whipped him with an extension cord, the affidavit says.

Franklin told the child and a witness to tell people the injury occurred when the boy fell off a bed while playing, the affidavit says.

On Wednesday, while at Our Lady of the Lake hospital for surgery on his arm the child told his grandfather that Franklin, who is his mother’s live-in boyfriend, broke his arm, the affidavit says.

Eighteen booked
on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least 18 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, booking records show.

Police said 16 of those arrested were stopped at a sobriety checkpoint.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.