Police and fire briefs for Dec. 31, 2013

Two arrested on human trafficking charges

Two people accused of prostituting a 16-year-old girl from Oklahoma in Baton Rouge were arrested Sunday, a Baton Rouge police spokeswoman said.

Lindsay Lovell, 21, 10693 S. 4720 Road, Muldrew, Okla., and Victor Medlock, 31, 2305 N. 29th St., Fort Smith, Ark., were booked into Parish Prison on counts of human trafficking, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, possession of marijuana, use of a controlled dangerous substance in the possession of minors and promotion of prostitution. Lovell also was booked on counts of prostitution.

Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa said police were called to the Holiday Inn, 9940 Airline Highway, at about 6 p.m. Sunday after a desk clerk said a woman walked in the office saying her 16-year-old runaway sister was in one of the rooms with a pimp.

Lovell and the girl were friends from Oklahoma and Lovell told the girl if she came to Baton Rouge, she would make some money, Godawa said.

Lovell and Medlock paid for the girl to come to Baton Rouge, then began prostituting her when she arrived, Godawa said.

The teen was placed in her sister’s custody, Godawa said.

Girl accused of cutting younger siblings

Baton Rouge police arrested an 11-year-old girl Monday after she allegedly cut her 5- and 9-year-old siblings.

The juvenile, whose identity has been withheld, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Center on counts of aggravated battery, police spokeswoman Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa said.

The childrens’ mother was at work and asked a neighbor to watch the children at their home on Monet Drive, Godawa said.

Details are scarce, but at some point, the 11-year-old cut one sibling on the arm and the other in the torso, Godawa said.

Both injuries are not considered life-threatening, Godawa said.

She said so far, neither of the adults have been arrested because there did not appear to be proof of negligence on the part of either of them, Godawa said.

Two teenagers accused of attempted burglary

East Baton Rouge Parish deputies arrested two teens and are looking for a third accused of trying to burglarize a home Monday.

Khamal Ross, 18, 2526 Rose Garden Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of simple burglary, damage to property and attempted theft of a firearm, Sheriff’s spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.

The 14-year-old was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Center on counts of simple burglary, damage to property and attempted theft of a firearm, Hicks said.

The homeowner woke up to weird sounds and saw the suspects kick in the door, Hick said.

Deputies located two of the teens in a canal, Hick said.

The homeowner told deputies nothing was taken from the home, Hicks said.

3 accused of driving while intoxicated

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. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Brittany Creel, 33, 3059 Belmont Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and careless operation.
  • Danielle Magne, 22, 464 Brookmeade Drive, Gretna, first-offense DWI and speeding.
  • Taylor Riley, 19, 12248 Deck Blvd., Geismar, first-offense DWI, possession of alcohol in vehicle and improper lane usage.

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