Police and fire briefs for Feb. 10, 2014

Man, 22, arrested on armed robbery counts

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Baton Rouge man late Saturday accused of robbing a woman under his carport on Holly Street after he asked her for a cigarette, then threatening to kill her if she called police.

Eddy Lee Ruffin, 22, 14445 N. Holly St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery, resisting an officer and possession of a stolen firearm.

When deputies arrived at Ruffin’s home to question him, they knocked, but no one answered, the affidavit of probable cause said.

The deputies saw him jump out of a window and run from the home before they caught him nearby, the affidavit said.

He told deputies the victim left her cellphone at his home and he did have a gun but did not pull it on the victim, the affidavit said.

Ruffin’s mother allowed deputies to search the home, and they found a stolen handgun that matched the description of the weapon the victim said Ruffin used as well as the victim’s cellphone with the SIM card removed, the affidavit said.

Ruffin said he was storing the gun, which matched one reported stolen in an armed robbery on May 19, for a friend, the affidavit said.

16 accused of driving while intoxicated

Authorities arrested at least 16 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Valeri Anderson, 47, 17730 Glen Forest Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.

Christopher Bullock, 40, 10165 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.

Henry Charles, 20, 9398 Pascagoula Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, parking where prohibited and driver’s license suspended/revoked.

Anthony Ellis, 40, 11046 Major Oak Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper turn and reckless operation.

Lannet Guidry, 64, 5468 Mapleton Drive, Greenwell Springs, first-offense DWI and careless operation.

Chelsea Harrell, 21, 18420 Lake Harbor Lane, Prairieville, first-offense DWI, driver’s license not on person and careless operation.

Christopher Hinton, 59, 4263 Claycut Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.

Freddie Jefferson, 49, 12414 White Chapel Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.

Joy Jones, 56, 2010 Mancuso Lane, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license suspended/revoked and reckless operation.

Stefan Mammarelli, 27, 11334 Bainbridge Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and careless operation.

Leonard Matthews, 46, 10726 Grant St., Wilson, first-offense DWI, improper turn and improper lane usage.

Katherine McGehee, 18, 4641 Newcomb Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and license plate required.

Bailie Nielson, 21, 777 Ben Hur Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and driving over the median.

Tracey Payton, 41, 4753 Longfellow St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, insurance required, driver’s license suspended/revoked and careless driving.

Rudi Quijada, 31, 13761 Gentilly Court, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license required, possession of alcohol in the vehicle and disobeying a red light.

Edgar Weems, 54, 944 Loop Road, Lake, Miss., first-offense DWI, possession of drug paraphernalia, bringing contraband into a penal institution, careless operation and possession of marijuana.

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