Police and fire briefs for April 13, 2013

Scott Tankersley
Scott Tankersley

Woman arrested
in beating of son, 8

A woman accused in the beating of her 8-year-old son was arrested Thursday.

Kimberly Selders, 28, 9889 Hooper Road, was booked into Parish Prison with principal to cruelty to a juvenile, East Baton Rouge Parish Prison records show.

According to an affidavit warrant, school officials called the state Office of Juvenile Services on April 1 after the victim complained of leg pain, and nurses saw a black eye as well as bruises on the boy’s abdomen, back and buttocks.

Selders said the boy was whipped by her live-in boyfriend the week before, the affidavit states, and told detectives she did nothing to stop her boyfriend from whipping the victim.

Police investigating Foster Drive shooting

Police are investigating the Thursday night shooting of a man in the 3800 block of North Foster Drive near Linden Street.

Police were called out to the LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center emergency room at 10:22 p.m. to investigate a report of a victim who had been shot being dropped off by a private vehicle, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department news release.

The victim, who is in stable condition, had moderate injuries, according to the release.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

Man, 19, booked
in sex with minor

Sheriff’s deputies Thursday arrested a 19-year-old man accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl more than 20 times between May 4, 2011, and May 4, 2012.

Deputies booked Jamel Markey Watson, 731 N. 31st St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on one count each of sexual battery and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, according to an affidavit warrant.

The two met on an online social media website and the first time they had sex, Watson was 17 and the girl was 14, the warrant says.

On Dec. 11, the girl gave birth to a child that Watson “possibly fathered,” the warrant says.

Arrest made April 4
in armed robbery

A Baton Rouge man accused of trying to rob a man early April 4, then firing three shots at the man as he fled, has been arrested.

Baton Rouge police booked Kevon Keith Carter, 21, 1240 N. 39th St., into Parish Prison on one count each of attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery, according to an affidavit warrant.

Carter and an unknown accomplice, armed with handguns, approached a car the victim was in and forced him out of it, the affidavit says. Information on where the incident took place was blacked out of the affidavit released by police.

The warrant says the victim pushed Carter and was running away when he heard three shots and saw Carter chasing him. The victim ultimately was able to take the gun away from Carter in a struggle in which both fell to the pavement of the street, according to the warrant.

Suspects in break-ins arrested in Virginia

Two people accused of breaking into nearly four dozen vehicles and stealing inspection stickers were arrested in Duffield, Va., and have been returned to Baton Rouge, a police spokesman said Friday.

Scott Tankersley, 39, 34298 Cane Market Rd., Walker, and Lois Fike, 48, 18695, Bayside Dr., Port Vinson, were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on multiple counts of simple burglary, Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.

The vehicle burglaries occurred at Royal Nissan, 9325 Airline Highway, McKneely said.

McKneely said Tankersley was booked by authorities in the Scotts County Sheriff’s Department for drunken driving. He said authorities arrested Fike when she appeared at Tankersley’s court hearing late last month.

Authorities arrest 13 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least 13 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, 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.