Police and fire briefs for Jan. 29, 2014

Second arrest made in Jan. 20 fatal crash

The second man wanted in the fatal crash that killed Elvin Dunn Jr. during a police chase Jan. 20 has been arrested.

On Monday, Baton Rouge police booked Brian White, 19, 2421 Madison Ave., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery and manslaughter.

The crash occurred about 11:40 p.m. at Fairfields Avenue and North 30th Street after a Baton Rouge police officer tried to pull it over a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria for not having a license plate and the Crown Victoria fled.

During the subsequent chase, the Crown Victoria slammed into a 1989 Lincoln Town Car driven by Dunn, 37. Dunn was ejected from his vehicle and died at the scene.

Following the crash, three men ran out of the Crown Victoria.

Police found a stolen cellphone inside the car from an armed robbery that occurred earlier that day.

The person alleged to have been the driver of the car, Melvin Morgan, 17, 1468 Port Drive, was arrested Thursday. Police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said both Morgan and White are telling police the other person was driving.

Police are still searching for the third person who was in the car.

Five booked on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least five 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:

Daniel Bogan, 21, 13718 Mary Edith Place, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and stop sign/yield sign violation.

Mary Broussard, 19, 300 E. Circuit Drive, Beaumont, Texas, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and improper turn.

Beau Lindsey, 20, 1612 Missouri Ave., Kenner, first-offense DWI, disobeying a control device, improper left/right turns, right turn on red prohibited, purchasing alcohol for minors and reckless operation.

Brennan Ritchie, 25, 1975 St. Croix Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and obstruction of a public passage.

Peter Smith, 53, 8939 Carriagewood Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, disobeying a red light, backing unsafely, insurance required, hit-and-run and reckless operation.

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