Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for Jan. 11, 2014

BR police arrest suspect in Mississippi homicide

Baton Rouge police Thursday arrested a 34-year-old man wanted in a murder in Mississippi. They also arrested two Baton Rouge residents accused of harboring the known fugitive.

A two-day investigation led police officers with the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination Project to a residence in the 3700 block of Winbourne Ave where they found McKinley Brady, 34, of Natchez, who is wanted in a Jan. 2 fatal shooting in that city, according to an affidavit of probable cause and the Natchez Democrat.

Mechael Williams, 28, 2894 75th Ave., Baton Rouge, is accused of renting a room for Brady at the Alamo Plaza Motel on Florida Boulevard, the affidavit says. Williams was booked into Parish Prison on a count of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.

Corey Daniels, 36, 3725 Winbourne Ave., Baton Rouge, is accused of knowingly harboring Brady at his residence, the affidavit says.

Police booked Daniels into Parish Prison on counts of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder and possession with intent to distribute Schedule I and Schedule II drugs, according to arrest documents.

Arrest made in drug deal that turned deadly

Baton Rouge police on Thursday arrested a 21-year-old man accused of arranging a July drug deal that ended in a fatal shooting and robbery.

Police booked Ameer Laymon, 671 Kenilworth Parkway, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on a count of principal to first-degree murder, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Laymon is accused of arranging and being present for a July 31, 2013, marijuana transaction that led to the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Gregory Short, arrest documents show.

Police in August arrested Devante Tremayne Courtney, 20, on counts of first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and armed robbery in the fatal shooting.

Courtney spent about four months in Parish Prison before being released by law because prosecutors didn’t formally charge him within 120 days of his arrest and continuous booking as required by state law, records show. Courtney did have to post bail to be released on unrelated drug charges.

Nine booked on suspicion of DWI in EBR

Authorities arrested at least nine people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Cody Fogleman, 19, 15635 Stillwater Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and possession of marijuana.

Damon Miller, 32, 7164 Walker Drive, Baker, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.

Dedric Powell, 26, 302 S. Linden St., Hammond, first-offense DWI, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, backing unsafely, possession of marijuana and reckless operation.

Jamal Reynard, 29, 7027 Meadow Park Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, child restraint required, reckless operation and motor vehicle inspection required.

Christopher Riley, 25, 17220 Rennes Road, Prairieville, second-offense DWI, driving with a suspended or revoked license, possession of marijuana, drinking in a motor vehicle and reckless operation.

Thomas Sessions, 47, 2459 Hillsdale Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and headlights required.

Cedric Stallworth, 39, 7225 9th Ave., Port Arthur, Texas, first-offense DWI, drinking in a motor vehicle, driving without a driver’s license and reckless operation.

Dylan Tetlow, 22, 13643 Briar Lake Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driving without a driver’s license and reckless operation.

Marcus Weems, 24, 1805 Madison St., Bogalusa, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.

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