Police accuse man of threatening ex-girlfriend
Baker police arrested a convicted felon on parole Tuesday who allegedly forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s house on Oct. 21, punched her in the face and threatened her with a semi-automatic handgun.
Patrick Donell Moore, 19155 Plank Road, Zachary, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of home invasion, stalking, second-degree battery and aggravated assault, prison records.
The victim said Moore waited for her boyfriend to leave before getting out of his car that was parked across the street, knocking on the door and pushing her backward when she opened the door, according to an affidavit warrant.
He grabbed her by the throat and pushed her onto the couch, punching and slapping her, the warrant says.
Then he pulled up his shirt to reveal a handgun and said “he had something for her and her boyfriend,” the warrant says.
The victim says Moore told her that he had been watching her and her boyfriend, and she felt that neither of them were safe, the warrant says.
In the warrant, the officer says Moore has an extensive criminal history, including several arrests on violent and drug-related crimes.
Police investigate bank robbery Wednesday
Baton Rouge police are looking for a man who walked up to a bank inside the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on Old Hammond Highway on Wednesday afternoon and claimed he had a weapon before leaving with an unknown amount of cash.
The man never produced a weapon before he demanded cash from a clerk at the Teche Federal Bank around 4:50 p.m., said Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., a Baton Rouge police spokesman.
Police describe the man wanted for the robbery as a black man, mid-20s to early 30s, about 5-foot-9 inches and roughly 230 pounds.
At the time of the robbery, the man was wearing a gray T-shirt with a yellowish design on it, gray nylon pants and a camouflage baseball cap.
Police ask anyone with information to call the Armed Robbery Office at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Authorities book seven on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least seven people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them:
- Franchesca Betts, 20, 834 Cerand Lakes Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and improper lane usage.
- Patrick Bussart, 28, 10111 Carolina St., Baton Rouge, third-offense DWI, headlights required, inspection sticker violation, driver’s license suspended or revoked and failure to signal while turning.
- Joshua Jasper, 25, 4207 Sequoia Road, Memphis, Tenn., first-offense DWI.
- Lee Kelley, 48, 917 Myrtle St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and failure to maintain control.
- Matthew Morgan, 24, 9741 Buttercup Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and driving over a median.
- Dustin Simoneaux, 20, 25965 La. 77, Plaquemine, second-offense DWI, reckless operation, improper lane usage, headlights required and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Kelvin Singleton, 27, 7024 Rio Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, hit-and-run, reckless operation and driver’s license suspended/revoked.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter, call (225) 388-0369.