Police and fire briefs for August 4, 2013

Man accused of dice game shooting

A man who fought with a fellow dice player and then allegedly shot him was arrested Friday on a count of attempted murder.

Baton Rouge police booked Deangelo Washington, 29, 3444 Chippewa St., into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon, booking records show. Washington and another dice player fought about 10:30 p.m. July 25 in the 2600 block of Wenonah Street, Washington’s arrest document says.

After the fight, Washington drove off with his girlfriend. But the car stopped, Washington emerged carrying a handgun and walked back to the other man, witnesses told police.

Washington fired a revolver several times at the victim, hitting him in the chest, the document says. The victim suffered a life-threatening wound and underwent surgery.

Washington remained in Parish Prison on Saturday on a $85,000 bond, records show.

Woman driver sniffs aerosol, passes out

A 45-year-old woman driver is accused of sniffing aerosol from a can, then passing out.

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies booked Karen Starns Tullier, 11881 Plank Road, Apt. 1, into Parish Prison on counts of abuse of toxic vapors, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

A passenger riding in a 2005 Honda Civic with Tullier on Burbank Drive on Friday told deputies that Tullier “began huffing fumes” from an industrial strength Ultra Duster aerosol can that caused her to pass out while driving, the affidavit says.

After the car stopped in the middle of the road, Tullier awoke and pulled over to the road’s shoulder before passing out again, the affidavit says.

Tullier denied inhaling any vapors.

Tullier was previously convicted of abusing toxic vapors on at least one other occasion, court records show.

Champagne glass used as weapon

Baton Rouge police arrested a 42-year-old man Saturday accused of breaking a champagne glass on a woman’s head.

Ronald Davis, 288 W. Grant St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of domestic abuse battery and aggravated second-degree battery, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Emergency responders found glass embedded near the victim’s ear, and she needed stitches to close up at least four cuts suffered after she says Davis struck her with the glass, according to the affidavit.

Davis told police that he did not strike the victim with the glass, but that she “was drunk and fell on the champagne glass,” the affidavit says.

Woman flees from Springwood fire

A fire broke out in a garage Saturday afternoon and spread into the home’s attic in the 15500 block of Springwood Avenue.

Firefighters arrived at 3:47 p.m., four minutes after dispatch received the emergency call, to find flames and smoke billowing from the garage, said Eldon Ledoux, a St. George Fire Department spokesman.

One woman escaped unharmed from the home before firefighters arrived, Ledoux said, adding that the fire was under control by 4:14 p.m.

“The fire went into the attic and ran above most of the house,” Ledoux said, causing extensive smoke and heat damage.

The fire also damaged two vehicles parked in the driveway of the residence.

The cause of the fire was unknown as of Saturday evening, and the investigation is ongoing, Ledoux said.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services and The American Red Cross assisted during the incident.

Man arrested after ‘touching’ incidents

Baton Rouge police arrested a 64-year-old man accused of letting a 5-year-old girl touch him while he was naked.

Wayne C. Clement, 4501 Highway 39, North Meridian, Miss., was booked Friday into Parish Prison on an aggravated sex count, booking records show.

An arrest document says Clement allowed the touching to happen three separate times in April, while he was in Baton Rouge.

Clement did nothing to stop the child, his arrest document says.

Clement bailed out of Parish Prison after posting a $75,000 bond, records show.

14 people booked with DWI counts

Authorities arrested at least 14 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish — including a man on a fourth-offense DWI — and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Joseph Seymore, 22, 10554 Lovett Road, Baton Rouge, fourth-offense DWI, insurance required, driver’s license suspended or revoked and vehicle registration required.
  • Samantha Erwin, 22, 25443 Lark St., Ponchatoula, first-offense DWI and careless operation.
  • Miles Galmon, 30, 11112 Taly Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, driver’s license required or expired and drinking in a motor vehicle.
  • Robert Griffin, 46, 2755 Tanner St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and driver’s license suspended or revoked.
  • Steven Honora, 27, 123 Cherry St., New Roads, third-offense DWI, hit and run, reckless operation, driver’s license suspended or revoked and resisting an officer.
  • Terrell Murray, 32, 3407 Wayne Drive, Baton Rouge, third-offense DWI, operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
  • Karl Pooler, 45, 5039 W. Rio Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.
  • Otis Rushing, 64, 21052 Leviticus Drive, Zachary, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and disobeying a red light.
  • Thomas Steiner, 24, 10720 Linkwood Court, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and careless operation.
  • Krystal Teasett, 22, 9853 Westerly Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.
  • Brandon Teno, 33, 7818 Gothic Drive, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI and stop sign/yield sign violation.
  • Dederick Walker, 21, 7422 Sussex St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, drinking in a motor vehicle and reckless operation.
  • Cedron Webb, 32, 630 Esperanza Drive, Port Allen, second-offense DWI and reckless operation.
  • Wendell Wright, 35, 1253 Daniels St., Baker, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.

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