Suspect booked in June shooting death
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s detectives arrested a 22-year-old man Tuesday in a June 24 shooting on Sarasota Drive that left one man dead and another injured.
Gary Davis, 4511 Norwich Drive, was booked on one count each of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a news release.
Jarvis Nelson, 22, 4447 Sarasota Drive, was found dead inside a vehicle on Sarasota and deputies later were notified that another man was shot and transported to a hospital, Hicks said.
Davis had approached the vehicle and shot both men, Hicks said. Nelson died at the scene, but the second man was able to run from the vehicle, Hicks said.
Davis and Nelson had been involved in a dispute, Hicks said.
Sheriff’s detectives arrested Davis on Thursday after finding an assault rifle at his home, Hicks said. Davis fled from deputies, but they caught him a short time later and booked him on counts of felon in possession of a firearm and resisting an officer, Hicks said.
Arson suspected in vacant building fire
Firefighters are investigating a suspected arson Monday that destroyed a quarter of a vacant commercial building on Monroe Avenue.
Firefighters were called to 2404 Monroe Ave. at 7:19 p.m., Fire Department spokesman Robert Combs said in a news release.
The blaze began in the lobby on the first floor of the building and extended upstairs through air conditioning vents, he said.
No one was injured, Combs said.
Anyone with information about the fire can contact the Fire Department at (225) 354-1419.
Girl, 12, struck, killed
A 12-year-old girl was struck and killed by a truck Monday night in the 12200 block of Florida Boulevard, police said Tuesday.
Teeya Wilson, 12144 Nile Ave., was killed at 9:40 p.m. when she walked into the path of a truck heading west on Florida, police spokesman Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said. The girl, who was alone, was trying to cross the street, Stubbs said.
The driver of the truck, Roland Paige, 45, 567 Sharp Lane, had no visible signs of injury, Stubbs said. Paige submitted to an alcohol breath test, which showed he had not been drinking, Stubbs said.
Although the investigation into the incident is ongoing, it appears Paige could not have avoided hitting Wilson, Stubbs said.
Police book man, 30, in May kidnap, rape
Police arrested a 30-year-old man Tuesday accused of raping a woman twice and robbing her May 29, according to an arrest warrant.
The victim told police that Darwin Fleming obtained her phone number from a social media site and called her, asking to spend time with her, the warrant says.
The two met in a parking lot at 1919 N. Marque Anne Drive, the warrant says. As the victim got out of her car, Fleming pointed a handgun at her and demanded her money, the warrant says. The victim gave her debit card to Fleming, who forced her back into her vehicle, the warrant says.
Fleming raped the woman in the car, and afterward called someone and said “I got us one,” the warrant says. An unidentified man entered the car minutes later, the warrant says.
Fleming drove the woman’s car to the Chase Bank at 11311 Florida Blvd. and demanded she withdraw all of her money, but the debit card was declined, the warrant says.
Fleming drove to the 1600 block of Stacy Drive and dropped off the other man before driving to an abandoned house at 12824 Wallis St. and raping the woman again, the warrant says.
Fleming drove back to North Marque Anne Drive, where he took the woman’s cellphone and walked away, the warrant says.
Fleming, 2268 Sweetleaf St., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of aggravated rape and one count each of armed robbery and second-degree kidnapping.
Police seek suspect
in attempted robbery
Police are looking for a man who tried Friday to rob a gas station convenience store on Perkins Road.
The man walked into the Valero store, 7515 Perkins Road, at 7:40 a.m. and passed a note to a clerk saying he would shoot her if she did not hand over the money from the register, police spokesman Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said in a news release.
The clerk ran to the back of the store, and the man ran away, Stubbs said.
The would-be robber is a white man in his early to mid-20s, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds, Stubbs said.
Anyone with information on the identity of the bandit is asked to contact police at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Four people booked
on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Gerald Albers, 53, 18483 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road, first-offense DWI, failure to signal, improper turn and disobeying a red light.
- Tonya Lesage, 46, 8236 Sullivan Road, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
- Mark Rogillio, 24, 7525 Menlo Drive, first-offense DWI and speeding.
- Darryl Wilson, 28, 4140 Evangeline St., first-offense DWI, seat belt violation and drinking in a motor vehicle.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.