Man, 23, accused
in two burglaries
Baton Rouge police have arrested a 23-year-old man accused of burglarizing a police bait vehicle on July 14, a police spokesman said Saturday.
Emanuel Weatherspoon, 934 N. 35th St., was booked into Parish Prison on Friday on two counts of simple burglary involving two separate burglaries, police Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said in a news release.
Weatherspoon burglarized a vehicle in the 2100 block of Shada Street and fled before police arrived, McKneely said.
Suspect, 44, arrested in stalking, threats
State Police arrested a 44-year-old man Friday accused of harassing, stalking and threatening a state Department of Health and Hospitals employee between September and June, according to an arrest warrant.
The victim filed four formal complaints with Capitol Police against Winsley Dukes in that time frame, the warrant says.
She accused Dukes of doing such things as calling her workplace while posing as a Governor’s Office of Homeland Security employee to try and speak to her, calling another time to say he was “not finished with her,” sending harassing emails, and obtaining her new cellphone number by using a driver’s license he took from her.
The warrant further states Dukes told the woman he would attempt to destroy her reputation and make her lose her job if she didn’t drop previous charges against him and also threatened to burn her vehicle and had showed up at her mother’s house the same day she filed her last complaint, the warrant says.
Dukes, 8946 Gov. Pleasant Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of cyberstalking, stalking, improper telephone communication, intimidating a witness and identity theft.
Police say suspect, 37, shot man in left leg
Police arrested a 37-year-old man Saturday accused of shooting a man in the leg after an argument on Convention St. according to an arrest warrant.
The victim told police he was arguing with a woman at 2647 Convention St. about loaning her vehicle to Eric Hilts, the warrant says.
Hilts went inside and grabbed a handgun during the argument, the warrant says.
Hilts shoved the gun in the victim’s mouth and hit him on the head with it, the warrant says.
After a brief struggle, Hilts shot the victim in the left leg and fled, the warrant says.
Hilts, 2705 Convention St., was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated battery and illegal use of a weapon.
Authorities book 11 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least 11 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:
- Joshua Barbier, 25, 140 Wylie Drive, second-offense DWI, speeding, failure to obey a stop sign or yield sign and reckless operation of a vehicle.
- Jimmy Bell, 46, 464 Rue de LaPlace, third-offense DWI, driving left of center, driver’s license not in possession and reckless operation of a vehicle.
- Gary Gardner, 34, 16767 Alphonse Forbes Road, Greenwell Springs, first-offense DWI and speeding.
- Austin Lowry, 27, 18030 Jefferson Ridge Ave., second-offense DWI, speeding and improper lane usage.
- Juan Munez-Lopez, 35, 7887 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs, first-offense DWI, possession of marijuana, reckless operation of a vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving over the median and driver’s license not in possession.
- Kai Peterson, 53, 1824 Wimpole St., first-offense DWI and failure to yield on a left turn.
- Chase Simmons, 22, 11850 Wentling Ave., first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
- Katherine Todd, 23, 6943 N. Fieldgate Court, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and improper lane usage.
- Stephen Trantham, 42, 3463 Magnolia Ave., Zachary, second-offense DWI.
- Johnathon Vito, 20, 13126 Bridlewood Drive, Greenwell Springs, first-offense DWI, possession of drug paraphernalia, taillamps required and possession of marijuana.
- Andrew Wilton, 23, 209 Delgado Drive, first-offense DWI and speeding.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.