Police and Fire Briefs for Feb. 25, 2013

Man arrested in attack of disabled man

Baton Rouge police arrested a 20-year-old man Sunday accused of striking a disabled man in the head and robbing him at gunpoint, according to a court document.

Police booked Jamarcus Alexander, 1135 Monet Drive, Apt. 6, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on one count of armed robbery, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Alexander is accused of striking the disabled man in the head with a black handgun, holding him down and stealing $300 at gunpoint, according to the affidavit.

The victim told police he knew his assailant and gave police Alexander’s address, the affidavit says.

Calif. man booked on police battery charge

A California man was booked into Parish Prison after he kicked a Baton Rouge police officer in the face when the officer tried to put leg restraints on him, according to a court record.

Police booked Georgiy A. Tyannikov, 52, 635 Welland Way, Sacramento, Calif., on one count each of battery of a police officer, resisting an officer and disturbing the peace/intoxication, an affidavit of probable cause says.

The incident occurred when security from the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino threw Tyannikov out of the casino and he got into a “disturbance” with another person in the casino’s parking lot, according to the affidavit. Baton Rouge officers arrested Tyannikov and once they put him in the back seat of a patrol unit, he tried to kick out the rear window, the affidavit says. When officers started to put leg restraints on him, he kicked one of them in the face, the affidavit says.

14 arrested on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least 14 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Antoinette Beaulieu, 41, 1630 La Annie Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
  • Phillip Brown, 68, 19633 Creek Round Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Shelley Farmer, 41, 5245 Stones River Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Passmore Furusa, 42, 5580 Monroe Lane, Carville, second-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and improper lane usage.
  • Colin Harwood, 27, 5626 Stonewall Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
  • Shawn Hatfield, 43, 7657 Matthews St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and possession of alcohol in a vehicle.
  • Stafford Herbert, 62, 5846 Frederick Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
  • John Kelley, 49, 5274 Woodside Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, simple obstruction of a highway and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Jose Martinez, 28, 37625 New River Canal Road, Geismar, first-offense DWI, following too close, operating a vehicle without lawful presence in the U.S. and hit and run.
  • Farbre Matthews, 24, 1317 Chariot Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Derek Messelt, 26, 3112 Moss Point St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
  • Thong Pham, 36, 6317 Hickory Ridge Blvd., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, drinking in public and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Timothy Ricks, 34, 260 Sharp Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, possession of marijuana, reckless operation of a vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Hollie Smith, 29, 14728 Central Woods Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to maintain control/careless operation, possession of alcohol in vehicle and driver’s license suspended/revoked.

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