Suspect, 58, arrested in armed robbery
A Baton Rouge man was arrested Wednesday in the June armed robbery of a mentally handicapped man on Fuqua Street, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Arthur L. Williams, 58, and an accomplice drove to 3170 Fuqua at 10:45 p.m. June 1 and called the victim to their vehicle, the affidavit said.
Williams’ accomplice beat the victim with a gun before taking his wallet, which contained $800, according to the affidavit.
Williams’ accomplice loaned the victim $100 a year or two ago and told the victim he owed him $200 because of interest, the affidavit said.
Williams, 3355 Gore Road, was booked into Parish Prison on a count of armed robbery.
Police book woman on cruelty count
A woman beat her child Monday with a belt and threatened to kill the boy after he got frustrated while playing a video game and hit the game controller on the floor, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
After the boy ran from his home, Ashily D. Nixon called authorities and told them if they didn’t catch him, she would and she would kill him, the affidavit said.
Authorities found the child near his home, the affidavit said. The child was upset, had marks on his arms and back, and his left ear was swollen.
Nixon, 30, 6946 Marshall Bond Drive, Zachary, was booked into Parish Prison on a count of cruelty to a juvenile.
Authorities book one of suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.
Leona English, 58, 36506 Retreat Lane, Boston, Mass., was booked on a count of first-offense DWI.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.