Police and fire briefs for April 7, 2013

Richard Wells-Lightsey
Richard Wells-Lightsey

BR man arrested in porn investigation

Investigators arrested a Baton Rouge man who admitted owning videos showing men raping children as young as 3, an arrest warrant says.

The state Attorney General’s Office on Friday arrested Richard Wells-Lightsey, 26, 1516 Sharlo Ave., on counts of pornography involving juveniles and unauthorized use of wireless to download pornography involving juveniles, arrest records show.

Investigators from the attorney general’s High Technology Crime Unit searched Wells-Lightsey’s home on Friday and found about 50 files involving child pornography, an affidavit of probable cause says.

An investigator viewed some of the videos and saw children between the ages of 3 and 8 being raped by men, the arrest warrant says.

Wells-Lightsey also admitted he downloaded child pornography at work, the warrant says.

Wells-Lightsey bailed out of Parish Prison on Friday on a $5,000 bond, a prison spokesman said.

Multiple suspects rob 2 victims at gunpoint

Baton Rouge police are investigating an armed robbery of two people Thursday night at River Road and West Roosevelt Street, a police spokesman said.

The two victims were walking in the area around 9:30 p.m. when four to five men and women attacked them and held them up at gunpoint, Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said.

The attackers took personal property from the victims before fleeing, Stubbs said.

The victims sustained minor injuries, Stubbs said.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact police at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP or (225) 344-7867.

Authorities book 14 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least 14 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

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