Police and fire briefs for Jan. 9, 2013

Officer dragged by car; suspect sought

A Baton Rouge police officer who reached inside a vehicle to stop a drug suspect from driving off Tuesday morning was dragged for a short distance when the driver screeched away from the scene.

The unidentified officer suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Baton Rouge police Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said .

The incident occurred just after 8 a.m. when the officer spotted the suspect parked behind a bank at 2171 O’Neal Lane, Stubbs said.

The parked car looked suspicious, so the officer drove to the back of the bank to ask the driver what he was doing. When the police car got close to the suspicious vehicle, the driver drove away to a nearby gas station.

The police officer walked to the vehicle and saw illegal drugs inside, Stubbs said. The driver of the vehicle then got out and ran off, Stubbs said, but eventually returned, got back into his vehicle and tried to drive away while the officer tried to stop him by reaching inside.

After he was dragged for a short distance, Stubb said, the officer let go and hit the ground.

Police are searching for the man who assaulted the officer, Stubbs said.

Officers nearly hit; Baker man arrested

A 41-year-old Baker man who narrowly missed ramming five Baton Rouge police officers with his car during a traffic stop was arrested Tuesday morning, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Police booked Dandre Germaine Sulcer, 4413 Greenwood Lane, into Parish Prison on five counts of aggravated assault of a police officer and one count each of driving left of center, resisting an officer, aggravated flight from an officer and battery of a police officer, the affidavit says.

At 1:10 a.m. in the 2000 block of Dallas Drive, an officer stopped Sulcer for driving left of center and noticed he was nervous and had a clenched right fist, the affidavit says. The officer saw Sulcer drop an item between the seats and entered the car to detain him, the affidavit says.

Sulcer slammed the gas pedal and narrowly missed hitting five officers; he did hit one officer on the hand with his door, the affidavit says. Officers arrested Sulcer after he lost control of his car and led police on a short foot chase, the affidavit says.

Suspect arrested
in beating of BR man

Baton Rouge police Wednesday arrested a 24-year-old Baton Rouge man who is accused of repeatedly striking another man with a wooden board and stomping on him while he was down in an incident at 10:41 p.m. Saturday at 3864 Ozark St., an affidavit warrant says.

Police booked Shedrick D. Lobrano, 3925 Geronimo St., into Parish Prison on one count of attempted second-degree murder, prison records show.

A witness told police Lobrano hit the victim over the head with a wooden board, knocking him down, and continued to hit him and stomp on him while the victim was down, the warrant says.

The victim is in a coma at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and doctors said he has multiple facial fractures and bleeding in the brain, the warrant says.

Deputies say man threw punch, booked

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies Wednesday arrested a 23-year-old man who punched a deputy in the chest during an ID check at an apartment complex at 16161 Tiger Bend Road, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Deputies booked Casey George Lemoine, 15246 Monica Ave., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of battery of a police officer and resisting an officer, prison records show.

While investigating a disturbance at the complex, a deputy approached Lemoine, who was sitting in the bed of pickup, and asked for identification, the affidavit says.

Lemoine refused the deputy’s commands three times before pushing the deputy in the right shoulder, punching him in the chest and swinging wildly until a second deputy arrived to help arrest Lemoine, the affidavit says.

Deputies said Lemoine slurred his speech and smelled of alcohol, the affidavit says.

Stabbing suspect held after break-in

Baton Rouge police Monday arrested a 53-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a man while trying to break into the man’s house, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Police booked Eugene Williams, 8170 Quad Drive, No. 72, into Parish Prison on one count each of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated burglary, prison records show.

Williams allegedly broke out a bedroom window, ran around the house, knocked on the door and stabbed his victim when he answered the door, the affidavit says.

Woman accused
of filing false report

A 25-year-old Baton Rouge woman who filed a false police report to cover up a failed robbery attempt was arrested by Baton Rouge police Tuesday morning, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Police booked Jessyka Bradley, 9901 Gwenadale Ave., into Parish Prison on counts of injuring public records and attempted possession of Schedule II drugs, prison records show.

Bradley told police responding to reports of shots being fired that her sister was kidnapped after being threatened with a gun, the affidavit says. After contacting the sister and boyfriend, police learned Bradley created the story to cover up a failed attempt by Bradley and another person to rob two drug dealers of drugs.

1 booked with DWI in EBR Parish Prison

Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked him into Parish Prison between 2:30 a.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.

Justin Miller, 29, 9212 Lockhart Road, Denham Springs, was booked with first-offense DWI.

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.