Police: Suspect drove get-away vehicle
Police booked a man Sunday suspected of driving the get-away car in a shooting on College Drive that killed one man and wounded another, an arrest document shows.
Michael C. Francois, 23, 3285 N. Ardenwood Drive, No. 8, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of accessory to first-degree murder and accessory to attempted first-degree murder, documents show.
The shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. Saturday at 3600 College Drive and Rabey Street, which is near the intersection with Interstate 10.
One of the victims, Jordan Key, 18, 9124 Delmar St., was found dead in a car, police have said. Another man in the car was wounded, but is expected to live.
Francois’ arrest affidavit says that he was with two other men during the shooting. Francois was behind the wheel of a car when the gunman got out of the back seat, walked over to the other car and fired several shots into it, according to the document.
After the shooting, Francois drove himself, the shooter and the third suspect from the scene, the document says.
At some point and for a brief time, a law enforcement officer — the affidavit doesn’t identify the agency — started chasing Francois’ car. But Francois was able to abandon the car — the affidavit doesn’t say where — run from the scene and elude arrest.
Later, Francois and another person filed a false police report of an armed robbery, the document says, to try to cover his involvement in the killing.
Francois’ arrest affidavit says he admitted his involvement in the case.
Police arrest suspect in June 25 shooting
Police arrested a 20-year-old man Saturday accused of shooting and severely injuring a man June 25, according to an arrest warrant.
Police said Jamal Daigre shot a male victim in the back after the two had an argument about a cellphone SIM card, the warrant says.
The victim suffered a fractured vertebrae and had to undergo surgery, the warrant says.
Daigre, 863 N. 17th St., was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon, booking records show.
Accused batterer arrested after release
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a 46-year-old man Saturday accused of trying to kill his girlfriend within 24 hours of being released from Parish Prison on a prior charge of battering her, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Deputies had to break down the door of the home they were called to at 6425 Guynell Drive about 4 a.m. Saturday, the affidavit states.
The female victim exited a room at the end of a hallway “staggering with blood and bruises all about the top portion of her body,” the affidavit states.
Deputies said they found Rodney Delone Franklin in the bedroom, lying on the floor “with blood all over his clothes but we did not observe any injuries,” the affidavit says.
When Emergency Medical Services workers asked what happened to her, the victim whispered that “she was beaten, choked and hit with something,” the affidavit says.
When the deputies asked Franklin what had happened, he responded with, “Just take me to jail, it’s over for me,” the affidavit says.
Deputies found paperwork while patting down Franklin that showed he was arrested June 23 for battering the victim and was released from Parish Prison June 29.
The victim had filed a restraining order against Franklin on June 25, the affidavit says.
Franklin, 6425 Guynell Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder and violation of a protective order, booking records show.
Deputies: Man drove SUV into residence
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a 34-year-old man Saturday accused of driving his SUV into his estranged wife’s home, shattering her bedroom window and entering through it while she and her boyfriend were sleeping there, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Deputies said Chauncey Juvanties Jackson climbed in the shattered window about 4:30 a.m. and engaged the victim’s boyfriend in a physical fight.
The victim told deputies Jackson was yelling that he was going to kill her, the affidavit says.
Jackson and the victim are still legally married, however they have not lived together since September or October, the affidavit says.
Jackson told deputies that the victim had “led him to believe they were getting back together and he just lost it when he saw the boyfriend at the house with his kids,” the affidavit says.
Jackson was booked into Parish Prison on counts of home invasion, simple battery, simple assault, improper turning and aggravated criminal damage to property, booking records show.
Authorities arrest 11 on DWI suspicion
Authorities arrested at least 11 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish — including a woman booked on a fourth-offense DWI and a man on a third-offense DWI — and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Pamela Ard, 41, 10323 S. River Oaks Drive, fourth-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
- Denis Catalano, 21, 777 Ben Hur Road, first-offense DWI, driver’s license not on person, speeding and failure to maintain control.
- Thomas Clower, 26, 3496 La. 964 Drive, third-offense DWI, possession of alcohol in the vehicle, driving left of center and criminal damage to property.
- Andre Croon, 28, 3810 Dalton St., first-offense DWI, driver’s license suspended/revoked, drinking in public and possession of marijuana.
- Justin Dewitt, 24, 3631 Cypress Park Drive, Zachary, first-offense DWI and tail lights required.
- Jeffrey Green, 20, 475 W. Westmoreland Drive, first-offense DWI, following too close and headlights required.
- Shirley Hamilton, 56, 4925 Crown Ave., first-offense DWI and driver’s license required.
- Dale Landry, 62, 1785 Potwin Drive, first-offense DWI and speeding.
- Jamal Jones, 26, 11046 Cedar Bend Ave., first-offense DWI, speeding, possession of alcohol in vehicle and registration required.
- Robert Patin, 28, 214 Third St., first-offense DWI, flight from officer and reckless driving.
- Jimmy Thompson, 75, 1072 Linkwood Court, second-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.