Police and fire briefs for Nov. 17, 2013

Two arrested in BR armed robbery

Baton Rouge police arrested two men accused of robbing five people inside a house, forcing the victims to strip and then shooting at the house as they fled.

Police booked Jesse Bell, 30, 1541 Snipe St., and Kenneth Cobb, 30, 2650 70th Ave., both of Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison Saturday on counts of attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery and resisting an officer, prison records show. Cobb was also booked on counts of felon in possession of a firearm.

Police received an anonymous call shortly after 11:45 p.m. Friday about a robbery and shooting, according to affidavits of probable cause. The victims told police several men entered the building armed with handguns and demanded they strip out of their clothes, the affidavits say.

Body pulled from bayou off S. Tiger Bend Road

Authorities are investigating the circumstances behind the death of a woman whose body was found in a bayou Saturday off South Tiger Bend Road. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies said they have not yet determined the cause or manner of death.

The investigation is ongoing.

BR woman arrested in feticide case

Baton Rouge police arrested a 32-year-old woman Friday who was wanted on counts of feticide after admitting to snorting powdered cocaine while seven months pregnant. Her child was stillborn.

Princess Beachem, 2547 Iberia St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of feticide, prison records show. In a previous article, Beachem’s age was incorrectly listed as 17 based on erroneous information in the arrest warrant.

Beachem was transported to a hospital on Sept. 18 after complaining of stomach pains. Doctors performed an emergency cesarean section when they could not hear a heartbeat. She admitted to detectives after the surgery she snorted cocaine a few days earlier when the baby’s father broke up with her.

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