Police and Fire Briefs for Nov. 15, 2012

Man booked on two counts in shooting

Police arrested a man accused of shooting two other men Oct. 11 following an argument over gambling in the parking lot of a daiquiri shop on North Sherwood Forest Drive, according to an affidavit warrant.

Darrick Collins, 38, 2423 Jefferson Highway, was booked Tuesday into Parish Prison on one count each of attempted first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon, parish prison records show.

The two victims and Collins were gambling inside Sherwood Daiquiri when an argument broke out, the warrant says.

The three men went to the parking lot and someone pulled out a gun, the warrant says. Collins is accused of shooting one of the victims in the head and the other in the leg.

The victim shot in the head was only grazed and the injury was not life-threatening, the warrant says. The other victim was shot in the leg and had to have his leg amputated, the warrant says.

Man kidnapped, forced to buy items

Sheriff’s deputies arrested two 20-year-old men Wednesday accused of kidnapping a man at the Mall of Louisiana on Tuesday and forcing him to buy items for them at the mall and other stores around town, according to affidavits of probable cause.

Eric Moore and Toiryan Adrian Milligan got into an argument with the victim as they returned to their vehicle, the affidavits say.

Moore and Milligan told the victim they wanted money from him, or else they would “break his neck,” “beat him up” and “dump him somewhere,” the affidavits say.

Moore and Milligan and an unidentified woman took the victim back into the mall and made him withdraw cash from an ATM and return items he had originally purchased, the affidavits say. The trio also forced him to buy food at the food court, the affidavits say.

The trio forced the victim to pay for gas for the vehicle and buy items with his food stamps at the Wal-Mart on O’Neal Lane, the affidavits say.

Moore, 6168 Shiloh St., and Milligan, 1117 Louise St., were booked into Parish Prison on one count each of aggravated kidnapping and simple robbery.

Man accused of operating meth lab

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 31-year-old man Tuesday accused of operating a “shake and bake” methamphetamine lab at a home on Florida Boulevard, according to an arrest warrant.

Joseph Mallett, 329 Janmar St., was booked into Parish Prison on one count of creation or operation of a drug lab following an investigation in which a deputy found a clear, 1-liter bottle filled with white liquid outside a rented home at 17590 Florida Blvd. on Oct. 14, the warrant says.

Cleanup technicians found two other bottles in the attic containing an unknown liquid and another plastic container with a “crystalline material,” the warrant says.

Further testing by the cleanup technicians determined the contents inside the bottles and plastic container are materials used in the meth-making process, the warrant says.

The home’s owner told deputies that Mallett, the previous tenant, had been evicted about a week earlier, the warrant said.

Three booked
on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least three 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, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Taylor Caldwell, 22, 9989 Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Kenneth Cranow, 47, 8012 Barringer Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage, equipment violation and improper turns.
  • Juan Solano, 31, 11850 Wentling Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, possession of alcohol in a vehicle and improper lane usage.

Compiled from staff reports.
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