Two accused of shooting, kidnapping
Two Baton Rouge men were arrested Monday in a kidnapping and shooting in the 7200 block of Apperson Street, two affidavits of probable cause say.
Travis Barlow, 26, 9972 Ave. K, Baton Rouge, and Daniel Westley, 26, 9839 Ave. J, Baton Rouge, are accused of picking up the victim on Sept. 15 and taking him to a house in south Baton Rouge, the affidavits say.
At the residence, five to six masked men with guns taped the victim’s legs and hands together, the affidavits say. They also put tape over his eyes and a towel in his mouth and beat him for more than 24 hours, the affidavits say.
Barlow ordered the men to shoot the victim in the head, but the men drove the victim to the 2700 block of Apperson Street, tossed him into a ditch, hit him in the head and shot him in both arms, the documents say. The victim told authorities he pretended to be dead.
Barlow was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of false imprisonment, principal to attempted second-degree murder, principal to second-degree kidnapping, principal to simple battery, principal to armed robbery and principal to illegal use of a weapon.
Westley was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of false imprisonment, second-degree kidnapping, attempted second-degree murder and simple battery.
Man arrested in shootings, burglary
A 20-year-old Baton Rouge resident was arrested Monday and accused of shooting at two men who confronted him and an accomplice while they burglarized a Foster Road home last month, an affidavit of probable cause says.
Jochim Pitts Jr., 12236 Plymouth Dr., and his accomplice broke into a home in the 10000 block of Foster Road on Aug. 3, the affidavit says. While carrying a 42-inch flat-screen television out of the house, two neighbors confronted the burglars.
Pitts and his accomplice loaded the television into their vehicle and started to drive off, the affidavit says. While pulling out of the driveway, the driver of the vehicle almost hit one of the neighbors.
The other neighbor fired shots into the vehicle, striking both burglars, who later went to a local hospital for treatment, the affidavit says. While driving off, one of the burglars fired shots at the two neighbors, none of whom were hit.
Pitts was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count each of simple burglary and illegal use of a weapon.
Man, 28, accused
of beating, battery
A 28-year-old Baton Rouge resident was arrested Tuesday and accused of beating a man and then running over him with a car, an affidavit of probable cause says.
According to the affidavit, Roland Patterson, 28, 7040 Calumet St., Baton Rouge, and three others were seen beating a man at a residence in the 3000 block of Mohican Street.
When another man intervened and asked the four to leave the victim alone, Patterson and his accomplices turned their attention to the newcomer and began beating him until he finally escaped, the affidavit says.
But Patterson and his accomplices chased him in a car as he ran down the street, trying to call the police, the affidavit says. Finally, Patterson, who was driving the car, ran over him, and one of the other men took and destroyed the man’s cellphone, the affidavit says.
Patterson was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of attempted second-degree murder and simple battery.
Investigation leads to juvenile porn arrest
A Baton Rouge resident was arrested Monday and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of possessing pornography involving juveniles, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Tuesday.
Authorities arrested Jacob Paul Clouatre, 23, 2110 Pollard Parkway, following a joint investigation involving the Attorney General’s High Technology Crime Unit and the Baton Rouge Police Department, Caldwell said in a news release.
Clouatre is accused of violating a state law forbidding a person to produce, distribute, possess, or possess with the intent to distribute pornography involving juveniles, Caldwell said. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
Burglary suspect captured after escape
Police arrested a man who escaped Tuesday from the Baton Rouge Police Department’s Second District Precinct on Highland Road, police Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said.
Tommy Wilson, 55, 1159 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive, Baton Rouge, was caught Tuesday afternoon at Bynum Avenue and South 17th Street, Stubbs said.
Wilson escaped from police custody Monday after complaining that he was sick, Stubbs said, adding that paramedics were called to check on him. Wilson had been arrested on simple burglary.
Witnesses said they saw Wilson on East Polk and Nebraska streets and later on Alaska Street, Stubbs said. Wilson was seen wearing a medical leg boot at the time of his escape.
Wilson has been booked with one count each of simple burglary, simple escape and theft, Stubbs said. He said Wilson was booked with a count of theft because he took the handcuffs when he left the precinct.
for missing woman
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies are looking for a missing woman, Lillie B. Magee, 49, who was last seen about 4 p.m. Sunday at RaceTrac, 3425 S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard.
Magee was wearing a black tank top and black and gold pants. She is from Metairie, but could possibly be in Kinder. Anyone with information about her location is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000.
Four arrested 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:
- William Everard, 51, 32900 Cane Market Road, Walker, first-offense DWI, driving with a suspended/revoked license and failure to maintain control.
- Melvin Lutin, 30, 748 Monet Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and driving with an expired license.
- Oscar Hernandez, 37, 10872 Cherry Hill Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, operating a vehicle without lawful presence and failure to maintain control.
- Kristin Robison, 25, 737 Maxine Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, operating a vehicle while under suspension for prior offense, reckless operation of a vehicle, battery of a police officer and resisting arrest.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.