Naked man’s backyard shower leads to arrest and other Baton Rouge area police news

Baton Rouge police arrested a man on a count of obscenity after they say he stripped naked in the backyard of a home in the 1300 block of Laurel Street so he could take a shower with a hose.

A resident called police after she saw Donald Valead, 58, “butt naked” in her neighbor’s backyard dousing himself with water from the hose, according to the affidavit of probable cause. Valead told police that he used the hose to take a shower “because he needed to do so.”

Valead, of 153 N. 17th St., was booked into Parish Prison Wednesday on a count of obscenity.

BR woman accused of leaving kids in hot car

A Baton Rouge woman was arrested after police say she left her six-month-old and 4-year-old sons inside a car in over 90-degree heat for at least 30 minutes.

On August 15, the children’s father was awaken from a nap by a neighbor who told him his kids were sitting in a car with no supervision, according to the arrest warrant.

The father thought the children were with their mother, Shaquinta Dorsey, 22 — but Dorsey is accused of getting into an argument with the children’s father and leaving them unsupervised as they argued, the warrant says.

Dorsey, of 6776 Cezanne Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison Wednesday on counts of cruelty to juveniles and child desertion.

Facebook feud leads to shooting, arrest

A 23-year-old Baton Rouge man has been arrested after police say he shot another man in the face on May 5 over a feud stemming from a defamatory Facebook post.

The victim told police that Travis Allen had falsely accused him on Facebook of being a sex offender, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

When the victim pulled up to Allen’s mother’s house on Queens Drive and emerged from his car to confront him about the post, Allen pulled out a gun, the affidavit states.

Then, as the victim got back in his car and was pulling out of the driveway, Allen fired a shot that struck him in the face, the affidavit says. The victim was able to drive himself to the hospital.

Allen, of 423 Gebelin St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison Wednesday on a count of attempted second-degree murder.

Mississipi man accused of child sex assault

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a 60-year-old Mississippi man accused of sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl one year ago.

Charles Hearld Sr., came into the bathroom in August 2013 while the girl was on the toilet and coaxed the girl into performing sexual favors, according to the arrest warrant.

Hearld, of 2175 Lela Drive, Magnolia, Mississippi, was booked into Parish Prison Wednesday on counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and sexual battery.

Man sought in Highland Road gas station robbery

Baton Rouge Police are looking for a man in his late 40s after a Tuesday night robbery at a Chevron gas station on Highland Road.

The man was wearing a green shirt, tan pants and a green hat when he grabbed money from the register and fled on foot, Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said in a news release.

Anyone who has information about the robbery can contact BRPD’s Armed Robbery division at 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

Four booked on suspicion of DWI in EBR

Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish — including a fourth-offense DWI — and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Addison Heffron, 25, 9989 Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge, fourth-offense DWI, driving too slow, speeding and driver’s license required.

Cory Grant, 28, 16441 South Harrell’s Ferry Road, Zachary, first-offense DWI and improper lane use.

Kristopher Pappas, 28, 18076 Echo Glen Drive, Tyler, Texas, third-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and disobeying a traffic control device.

Julie Rogers, 45, 748 S. Eugene St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license required, disobeying a red light and reckless operation of a vehicle.

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