Man booked on sex counts involving girl, 14
East Baton Rouge Parish deputies arrested a Baton Rouge man Monday who allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old girl twice and paid her for oral sex twice since the summer 2012.
Deputies booked Ernest Rattle III, 26, 13278 E. Shamrock Ave., into Parish Prison on counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and molestation of a juvenile, prison records show.
The incidents first occurred last summer and happened again in March and May, the arrest warrant says.
When the victim’s mother confronted Rattle about the allegations, he denied them, saying the victim was lying, the warrant says.
Two warrants issued in two sexual assaults
Baton Rouge police issued arrest warrants Monday for a Chippewa Street man accused in two sexual assaults this month.
Kreston Leroice Williams, 35, 2835 Chippewa St., is wanted on counts of aggravated rape and forcible rape.
A woman accused him Saturday of arming himself with a large steak knife and raping her, according to court records.
She told authorities she had gone to the Mirage Villa Apartments off Florida Boulevard looking for “something to smoke” when she tried to sell her food stamp card to Williams and later drank a beer with him.
Williams, who is known as “Tiger,” is also accused of raping a woman Sept. 4 at a residence off Kirkley Place East.
In that case, the victim told authorities Williams apologized after sexually assaulting her and stated “I don’t want to go back to jail,” court records show.
Man accused of making threats at business
Sheriff’s deputies issued a felony arrest warrant Tuesday for a Baton Rouge man accused of berating personnel at the Surgical Specialty Center and threatening to blow up the building.
Brian McManus, 46, 5916 Byron St., faces counts of communicating false information of a planned arson and making harassing telephone communications.
According to an arrest warrant, McManus yelled at an employee because the center “would not modify his injuries so that he could obtain more workmen’s compensation benefits for his injuries.”
He also was involved in a disturbance at the Bluebonnet Boulevard facility last week in which he had to be removed from the property, the warrant says.
Law student arrested in rapes released on bail
An LSU law student booked last week on multiple counts of rape has posted $200,000 bail and been released from custody.
Abdellatif E. Devol, 25, 2232 Terrace St., was placed on bond supervision and GPS monitoring and ordered to surrender his passport, prosecutor Sue Bernie said.
Devol, a third-year law student, was arrested outside an intellectual property class last week on accusations he raped a 26-year-old woman at his home.
He also is accused of raping that woman a second time at her residence a few hours after the initial incident, according to court records.
Another alleged victim came forward after seeing media accounts of Devol’s arrest and told police that Devol had sexually assaulted and attempted to rape her in 2012 after they met at a tailgate on LSU’s campus.
Five arrested on suspicion of DWI in EBR
Authorities arrested at least five people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Zachary Brown, 24, 53 Good Hope Church Road, Richton, Miss., first-offense DWI and equipment violation.
- Darrel Edwards, 40, 57944 Central St., Plaquemine, first-offense DWI, seatbelt violation, careless operation and driver’s license suspended/revoked.
- George Gilmore, 33, 17912 Barnett Road, Zachary, first-offense DWI, careless operation and driver’s license suspended/revoked.
- Michael Marcelle, 36, 1331 N. Sherwood Forest Blvd, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, hit-and-run and reckless operation.
- Jason Williams, 26, 911 Ridgepoint Court, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper left/right turns, drinking in a motor vehicle, reckless operation and turns not allowed.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.