BR detectives arrest suspect in slaying case
Baton Rouge detectives arrested Kyle Russ Jr. early Sunday in the shooting death Friday of Elijah Stevenson on Iroquois Street after a dice game.
Detectives found Russ, 18, 3965 North St., at his mother’s residence, 3965 N. 38th St., said police spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. in a news release.
Russ, who refused to make any statements to police, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon, Coppola said.
Stevenson, 21, 3821 Maywood St., was shot and killed as he walked with an acquaintance in the 3800 block of Iroquois Street about 3:50 p.m. Friday after leaving a dice game.
Stevenson was approached from behind by a man on a bike who, Coppola said at the time, was known as “K.J.”
He said K.J. also was present at the dice game.
K.J. pulled a pistol from his waist band and fired shots at Stevenson, who died from multiple gunshot wounds, Coppola said.
The investigation is continuing.
Police arrest man, 24, in woman’s choking
A man accused of choking a woman until she started to lose consciousness, then assaulting her two cats was arrested Saturday.
Baton Rouge police booked Anthony Wallace, 24, 11440 Bard Ave., Apt. 247, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on two counts of cruelty to animals, domestic abuse battery strangulation and simple criminal damage to property, Parish Prison records show.
Police said Wallace grabbed the victim by the throat, pushed her over the back of the sofa and choked her until she started to lose consciousness, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
During the assault, Wallace stomped on the victim’s kitten and threw the other cat out of a second-story window, which he broke during the fight, the affidavit said.
Wallace then picked up the kitten, which the victim said appeared to be dead, and threw it in a dumpster, the affidavit said.
He later apologized to the victim for hurting her cat, the affidavit said.
Deputies arrest three after finding meth lab
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested three people Saturday after detectives found a 5-month-old baby in the same room as a meth lab at a residence in the 7100 block of Juniper Drive.
Deputies booked Loni S. Aymond, 27, and Kevin E. Birdwell, 35, both of Slaughter, along with Clayton Joseph Daigre, 30, who deputies said is homeless, into Parish Prison on counts of creation/operation of a clandestine lab, possession of Schedule II drugs, child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Parish Prison booking records.
Deputies were at the Juniper Drive residence arresting a person not identified in arrest documents when they found items used to cook methamphetamine, including camping fuel, coffee filters, funnels and a two-liter bottle, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Inside the room with the meth lab, detectives found Aymond with a 5-month-old baby.
Detectives also found a 3-year-old child in the residence, the affidavit said.
Woman, 35, booked in manager’s stabbing
Baton Rouge police arrested a woman Saturday after she stabbed the manager of an apartment complex with a box cutter, police said.
Police booked Kelly L. Jones, 35, 1159 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated second-degree battery, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Jones told investigators that she and the manager got into an argument, and when the manager approached Jones with her hands behind her back, Jones produced the box cutter and cut the manager during the fight, the affidavit said.
The victim suffered 16 lacerations to her body, the affidavit said.
Zachary police arrest suspect in rape of girl
Zachary police arrested a man Saturday in the rape of a 17-year-old girl.
Willie Earl Mattox Jr., 34, 3305 E. Central Ave., was booked into Parish Prison on a rape count, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
The victim told detectives that Mattox invited her into his house Saturday afternoon, and as soon as they got inside, he “spun her around, pulled her pants down” and raped her, the affidavit said.
The girl screamed, which caused Mattox to stop, and she put on her clothes and left his residence, the affidavit said.
The girl told detectives Mattox asked her not to tell anyone about the incident for fear he would get into trouble, the affidavit said.
Mattox told investigators he invited the girl into his house, and once inside, she offered to perform oral sex on him, the affidavit says.
He told them that he consented, but the girl then told him she wanted to have sex. However as soon as it began, she screamed, the affidavit said.
Mattox told investigators that he stopped, the girl put on her clothes and he asked her not to tell anyone about the incident because he didn’t want to get in trouble, the affidavit said.
Authorities book eight on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least eight 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:
- Rafael Anaya, 35, 24 Glendale Gordon Road, Hattiesburg, Miss., first-offense DWI, resisting an officer, following too close and failure to maintain control of a vehicle.
- Christopher Boswell, 40, 3587 Oakforest Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, possession of alcohol in the vehicle, driver’s license expired and hit-and-run.
- Diantre Brown, 24, 8105 Turnberry Place, Lithnia, Ga., first-offense DWI and a stop sign/yield sign violation.
- Michael Leonard, 55, 2702 Sheldon Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to signal while turning, an equipment violation and attempting to bring contraband into a penal institution.
- Catherine Phu, 24, 12103 Brianna Ave., Central, first-offense DWI, hit-and-run, reckless operation of a vehicle and vehicular negligent injuring.
- Cameron Sayes, 23, 5147 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and headlights required.
- Damien Tolliver, 30, 260 Sharp Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, careless driving and a one-way street violation.
- Odria Zanders, 24, 828 Meadow Bend Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, drinking in public, seat belt violation and reckless operation.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.