BR man charged in Gwen Drive shooting
Baton Rouge police arrested a man accused of wounding two in a shooting on Gwen Drive last week, an arrest warrant shows.
Joshua Mcquirter, 19, 1652 Gwen Drive, was booked into Parish Prison late Friday on counts of attempted first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon, a booking report shows.
According to Mcquirter’s arrest warrant, the first victim identified him from a six-person photo line up.
That victim told police the shooting started about 2:15 a.m. Wednesday when he asked Mcquirter about some money Mcquirter owed him. That angered Mcquirter, who pulled a gun and shot at him multiple times, hitting him once in the left leg, the victim told police.
The victim ran and sought medical attention, the warrant says.
The other victim said he was walking home about the same time when he heard gunshots. He told police he ran toward his home at 1653 Gwen Drive and, once inside, realized he had been shot in the left leg and foot.
Mcquirter remained in Parish Prison early Saturday. His bail had not been set yet, a prison spokeswoman said.
Police: Woman set up robbery of boyfriend
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 23-year-old woman Friday accused of coordinating two separate break-ins and armed robberies after her boyfriend linked her Facebook friends to the crimes, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
The affidavit says Katie Nicole Anderson admitted Friday to having assisted two armed men in breaking into her boyfriend’s house on June 24, where they stole his valuables at gunpoint, including his wallet, an X-Box and a television. In exchange for helping them, Anderson said, the men gave her two Oxycodone pills.
The affidavit identifies the two men as Shawn Michael Vincent and Edward Michael Henderson, who have not yet been arrested in these crimes, booking records show.
Anderson’s boyfriend contacted law enforcement to say “he felt like his girlfriend may have coordinated the robbery” when he recognized the robbers, Henderson and Vincent, from photos on “his girlfriend’s friend list on Facebook,” the affidavit says.
Anderson also admitted to detectives that she assisted Henderson and Vincent, plus a third unknown armed man, in breaking into another house on July 9 where they stole the victim and his grandfather’s cellphones, an X-Box and a television, the affidavit says. In that incident, Vincent allegedly pistol-whipped the victim in the head, resulting in him needing five staples to his head, the affidavit says.
Anderson, 15513 Forest Oak St., Prairieville, was booked into Parish Prison on two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated burglary and felony theft, booking records show.
Woman booked on child abuse charges
Baton Rouge police arrested a 32-year-old woman Friday accused of stealing a vehicle, abusing her son and neglecting a child enclosed in a locked outdoor patio, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
The affidavit says Tracy Holmes bit her son, beat him and told him she was going to “try to kill him in his sleep.” The affidavit does not specify how old her son is.
Holmes was arrested after being pulled over in a vehicle that she had allegedly stolen, the affidavit says.
Holmes, 4022 Dalton St., was booked into Parish Prison on counts of auto theft, domestic abuse battery, simple assault and cruelty to juveniles, booking records show.
Man accused in theft, parking lot attack
Baton Rouge police arrested a man Saturday accused of pistol-whipping and stealing cash from an acquaintance in a business parking lot, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
The affidavit says Michael Ridgley, 32, approached the victim about 11 a.m. Friday and struck him in the eye and face several times with a silver handgun before stealing $160 from him.
While being arrested, Ridgley told police he and the victim had been in an argument over “crack,” the affidavit says.
Ridgley, 1785 N. 48th St., was booked into Parish Prison on a count of armed robbery, booking records show.
Authorities book 9 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least nine 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:
- Santos Avila, 42, 6636 Harry Drive, first-offense DWI and driver’s license not in possession.
- Clint Castille, 27, 118 Madeline Heights, Breaux Bridge, first-offense DWI and reckless driving.
- Bernard Gaines, 46, 3434 Conley Ave., first-offense DWI.
- Stephanie Herring, 45, 12445 N. River Road, Port Allen, first-offense DWI and failure to maintain control.
- Kerry Lacostet, 43, 3622 Elysian Fields Ave., first-offense DWI, possession of alcohol in vehicle, improper lane usage and driver’s license required.
- Skylar Lonidier, 27, 27268 Hagen Drive, Slaughter, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
- John Martin, 21, 10835 Sullivan Road, first-offense DWI.
- Brady Monroe, 44, 3022 Kimberly Drive, first-offense DWI.
- Joseph Spann, 22, 14226 Woodland Ridge Ave., first-offense DWI.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.