Police and fire briefs for June 14, 2013

Man accused of shooting at vehicle

A 20-year-old man accused of shooting at a moving vehicle on June 1 has been arrested by Baton Rouge police officers.

James Franklin Williams, 20, 722 North St., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday on counts of attempted second-degree murder, prison records show.

The victim, who was not injured in the shooting, was driving south on 38th Street when his vehicle was struck by at least three bullets, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The victim told investigators June 4 that he believed Williams was the shooter, and later picked him out of a photo lineup, the affidavit says.

The victim told investigators that Williams is the ex-boyfriend of the girl he currently dates, the affidavit says.

Six people booked on DWI in EBR

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

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Krikor Dakessian, 35, 8001 Jefferson Blvd., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to yield and an equipment violation.
  • Jonathan Durbin, 22, 18747 Camellia Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and an equipment violation.
  • Tamara Gilbert, 32, 100 Hollow Tree Lane, Houston, Texas, first-offense DWI, possession of Schedule IV drugs, contraband in a penal institution, reckless operation of a vehicle, disobeying a red light and other laws of the road.
  • Angela Michelli, 49, 22650 Ashford Lane, Greenwell Springs, first-offense DWI, cruelty to the infirmed, exploitation of the infirmed, simple battery, entering or remaining after forbidden and a violation of protective orders.
  • Kelsey Morris, 22, 4600 Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to yield to a stop sign and a noise ordinance.
  • Ashley Roberts, 25, 17310 Copperfield Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to yield during a left turn and reckless operation of a vehicle.

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