Police and fire briefs for Jan. 3, 2013

Huejin Ho
Huejin Ho

Father arrested on child cruelty count

Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday night arrested a man who admitted putting his 6-month-old child in hot water and slapping the child after the child vomited on Dec. 24, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Deputies booked Huejin Ho, 29, 4500 Sherwood Commons Blvd., Baton Rouge, into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of cruelty to juveniles, prison records say.

Baton Rouge General Medical Center officials contacted the Sheriff’s Office after finding third-degree burns on the child’s back, stomach, legs and arms, the affidavit says.

While at the hospital, a family member videotaped Ho force-feeding the child while the child had a feeding tube down his throat on Dec. 30, the affidavits says.

Man, 61, accused
of sex with girl, 13

Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday night arrested a 61-year-old man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl and took nude pictures of her, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Deputies booked Charles Alexander, 21112 Samuels Road, Zachary, into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, the affidavit says.

The girl told school officials that the alleged abuse began when she was 7 or 8 years old, the affidavit says.

Boyfriend booked with animal cruelty

A 32-year-old Baton Rouge man who threw his girlfriend’s 2-pound Chihuahua twice after she told him she did not want it and led police on a short chase after leaving her house was arrested Wednesday morning, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Sheriff’s deputies booked Marcus Dewayne Williams, 6131 Matthews Drive, Baton Rouge, into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of reckless operation, resisting an officer and cruelty to animals, prison records show.

Woman arrested after sons drive car

Zachary police arrested a 36-year-old woman Tuesday night after her two sons, 13 and 14 years old, drove her car in the rain while she was bathing, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Police booked April M. Tyler, 5107 Old Slaughter Road, Zachary, into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of improper supervision of a juvenile, the affidavit says.

After receiving a tip about the incident on St. Louis Street, the officer pulled up to the house while the 13-year-old was in the car in his underwear and the 14-year-old was walking from the car, the affidavit says.

The officer said the children are regularly unsupervised based on previous experience with the family, the affidavit says.

Police: Boy saw gun pulled on mother

Baton Rouge police Wednesday morning arrested a woman accused of putting a gun to a woman’s head in front of her son on Tuesday, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Police booked Dionne C. Wilkins, 40, 6121 Guynell St., Baton Rouge, into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of aggravated assault with a firearm, prison records show.

The boy fled the apartment and called the police because he feared for his mother’s life, the affidavit says.

Troopers arrest man who admits meth lab

Louisiana State Police Wednesday afternoon arrested a 30-year-old Clinton man after he admitted to troopers he had a methamphetamine lab in his house, an affidavit of probable cause says.

The defendant’s wife had been involved in an accident early Wednesday and troopers noticed she had symptoms of a meth user, State Police spokesman Trooper Jared Sandifer said.

Troopers booked David Schmitt III, 38650 La. 37, into Parish Prison on three counts of creation of a clandestine lab and one count of possession with intent to distribute schedule II drugs, the affidavit says.

Troopers found an unspecified amount of meth in Schmitt’s house after he consented to a search, the affidavit says.

Compiled from staff reports.