Police and fire briefs for Oct. 30, 2013

Deputies accuse man of drugging, groping girl

A 29-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion that he gave a 15-year-old girl Xanax and alcohol, and inappropriately touched her after she passed out.

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies booked Junior Joseph, 5052 Cumberland Cove, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, prison records show.

The victim said she was taken to Joseph’s house at about 12:10 a.m. Oct. 16 by a friend and they drank alcohol, according to the affidavit warrant.

She passed out on his bed and woke up the next morning in different clothes, the warrant said.

Man, 25, hits woman with iron, deputies say

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies accused a 25-year-old man of dragging his girlfriend by her hair across the floor of a Days Inn hotel on Oct. 23, then grabbing a clothes iron and smashing it against her head.

Deputies booked Desmond Bradley, 9060 Crosscreek Ave., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated battery, prison records show.

The iron shattered on impact and deputies found pieces of it, as well as chunks of hair, on the floor, according to an affidavit warrant.

Authorities book three on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least three 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:

  • Anthony Appolonio, 25, 10712 Downey Drive, Greenwell Springs, second-offense DWI, reckless operation, speeding and improper turn.
  • Erik Lyngved, 26, 862 Kenmore Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to yield for stop sign, failure to signal and improper turn.
  • Eugene Sonnier, 48, 260 Sharp Road, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, reckless operation, driving while license suspended and improper lane change.

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