Fight spectator shot other man, police say
Police arrested a man early Wednesday and accused him of shooting a man in the face late Tuesday as he watched two women fight in a yard on Shelley Street, a police spokesman said.
The shooting occurred just before 11 p.m. at 4766 Shelley St., Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said. The 22-year-old victim is in serious condition at a local hospital, McKneely said.
Lee M. Williams, 24, 4766 Shelley St., was booked into Parish Prison on a count of attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.
blaze in home’s shed
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a Tuesday night blaze that started in a shed behind a home on Missouri Street and spread to the back of the home as well as its attic, a Fire Department spokesman said.
Firefighters were called to 2042 Missouri St. just after 10 p.m., Robert Combs said. The fire was out about 30 minutes later, Combs said.
The fire started in the shed, which was being used as a living area, Combs said. The fire caused extensive damage to the shed and the home’s attic. No one was injured and investigators are still trying to determine how the blaze began.
Man, 34, arrested
in girl’s pregnancy
A 34-year-old St. Francisville man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly impregnating a 14-year-old girl, an arrest warrant says. James Bertrand and the teen had sex several times while living in East Baton Rouge Parish, the warrant says.
Authorities were notified after the girl went to the hospital complaining of stomach pains and medical personnel discovered she was five months pregnant, the warrant says.
Bertrand, 11134 Firetower Road, St. Francisville, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and sexual battery.
Official: Electrical glitch caused fire
An electrical malfunction is the likely cause of a Wednesday afternoon mobile home fire on South River Road, a St. George Fire Protection District spokesman said.
Firefighters responded to the fire, at 10881 S. River Road, at 4:14 p.m. and had it under control by 4:39 p.m., Eldon Ledoux said in a news release.
The fire was contained to one room at the end of the mobile home but the entire interior and contents suffered heavy smoke damage, Ledoux said.
The mobile home’s residents and their pets evacuated without injury, Ledoux said.
The trailer’s power has been severed, Ledoux said.
Four DWI suspects booked into prison
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. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Frederick Hollier, 67, 10332 N. Harvey Drive, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
- Roaay Milian, 43, 6469 S.W. 128th Court, Miami, Fla., first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
- Raul Pujolamira, 40, 1515 Cowen Drive, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, hit and run, and driver’s license not in possession.
- Tiffany Salter, 25, 5017 Bardwell Drive, first-offense DWI and turns not allowed.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.