October 23, 2012
Woman arrested in husband's assault
Baton Rouge Police arrested a woman Saturday after she allegedly stabbed her husband with a pair of scissors and burned his clothes, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Georgette Taylor, 29, of 1481 N. 35th St., Baton Rouge, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of attempted second-degree murder and simple arson, according to the affidavit.
The victim suffered a large laceration on the left side of his face as well as stab wounds to the chest and upper back, according to the affidavit.
The victim said he told his wife he was leaving and started walking to his aunt's house on North 36th Street when Taylor began stabbing him with scissors in the 3600 block of Cain Street, according to the affidavit.
When officers contacted Taylor at her residence, they noticed several items of clothing burning on the front lawn, the affidavit says. Taylor denied starting the fire though she had a lighter in her hand, the affidavit says.
Taylor told officers that she and the victim had an argument and he began hitting her in the face and body, the affidavit says. She said that she hit him with a bottle, though the victim suffered potentially life-threatening stab wounds consistent with a knife or pair of scissors, the affidavit says.
Man charged in attack on girlfriend
A Baton Rouge man was arrested and booked into Parish Prison on Sunday morning after he allegedly assaulted and threatened to kill his pregnant girlfriend, an affidavit of probable cause says.
Baton Rouge police officers spoke to the victim, who is 9 months pregnant, Saturday afternoon and she told them that Stephonne Lewis Jr., 21, 999 N. 9th St., Baton Rouge, grabbed her, threw her down and choked her after she tried to leave following an argument at 2 a.m. Saturday, the affidavit says.
She said when she got up and tried to leave again, Lewis grabbed a kitchen knife and said if she left, he would kill her and then take his own life, the affidavit says.
While searching the apartment for weapons, an officer found marijuana in a pair of jeans and a glass pipe on a table, the affidavit says.
Lewis was booked on one count each of false imprisonment with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse, battery, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police searching for Dollar Store robber
Baton Rouge police are searching for a man who pretended he had a handgun when he robbed a Dollar Store on Friday, according to a police spokesman.
When the robber entered the store at 5953 Plank Road about 3:40 p.m., he had his hand concealed in his clothing, giving the appearance he was armed with a handgun, Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said in a news release.
The man took an undisclosed amount of money and escaped on foot, Stubbs said.
Anyone with information on the robbery can contact the Armed Robbery Division at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Authorities book 8 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least eight 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. Sunday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Charles Banks, 54, 10146 Legion St., Convent, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, insurance required and driver's license suspended/revoked.
- Celeste Carney, 38, 161 Croydon Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
- Byron Fa Kouri, 26, 6616 Joe Daniel Road, St. Francisville, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
- Lisa Gales, 43, 23490 Hunt Road, Zachary, first-offense DWI and driving left of center.
- Santiago Lopez , 44, 2927 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, operating vehicle without lawful presence in U.S. and no proof of insurance.
- Tomyl Manning, 24, 3418 Dalton St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, seat belt violation, drinking in a motor vehicle and driver's license suspended/revoked.
- Ricky Patterson, 53, 16928 Highland Club Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and simple obstruction of public highway.
- Caroline Terhoeve, 50, 4189 Fleet Drive, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI and equipment violation.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.