Police: Abduction attempt at LSU a hoax
A 22-year-old woman fabricated a tale that she was nearly abducted by a man in a black van Thursday night at LSU, police said Friday.
Leila Marlene Wolfe, 22, of Denham Springs, was arrested Friday after investigators noticed inconsistencies in her story, which eventually led to her admitting that the entire claim of an attempted abduction was made up, said Capt. Cory Lalonde, a LSU police spokesman.
Wolfe, 8275 Vincent Road, was issued a misdemeanor summons on a count of criminal mischief and released, Lalonde said.
Wolfe gave a detailed description to investigators Thursday night of a man who she claimed exited a black, box-like van in a parking lot off Nicholson Drive Extension, approached her and then tried to grab her before she got away.
“It did not happen,” Lalonde said.
The report prompted LSU to send out an emergency text message urging students and other message recipients to use caution in the area. It was unclear Friday why Wolfe allegedly fabricated the report.
Lalonde said he hopes this incident doesn’t discourage people from reporting suspicious activity around campus when it’s observed.
Teen shot in robbery Thursday in Gardere
A planned robbery disguised as a drug deal didn’t go as scheduled Thursday night in the Gardere area.
One of the teenagers involved in the planned robbery, a 14-year-old boy, was shot and seriously injured, while an 18-year-old was arrested on accusations he had the gun that another person used to shoot the boy, an affidavit of probable cause says.
Elijah Ross, 18, 2526 Rose Garden Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of illegal carrying of a weapon and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
About 7:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of St. Croix Ave., Ross and the 14-year-old boy, along with other people not identified in the affidavit, gathered for the planned robbery. When the person showed up with the drugs, one of the people waiting with Ross grabbed the drugs and ran, the affidavit says.
Ross then pulled a gun he took to the planned robbery and cocked it. But the person who had just been robbed of drugs, who is not identified in the affidavit, took the gun from Ross and shot the 14-year-old boy as he ran away, the affidavit says.
Ross waited with the wounded teenager until deputies and an ambulance arrived. The teen was taken to a hospital where he was listed in serious condition, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies are still looking for the gunman.
Sisters accused of disrupting school
Two sisters were arrested Thursday afternoon on accusations they showed up to McKinley High School and tried to back up a younger sister allegedly involved in a fight earlier in the day.
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies booked Lori Gail Darensbourg, 18, and Christina Dolease Warren, 21, both of 1440 S. 17th St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of unlawful disruption of the operation of a school, criminal trespassing, disturbing the peace and resisting an officer, according to affidavits of probable cause.
Warren also was booked on counts of battery of a police officer and interfering with a law enforcement investigation, while Darensbourg also was booked on a count of entering or remaining after being forbidden.
A deputy was interviewing the youngest sister at school and when the two older sisters showed up, the younger sister joined them. All three began roaming campus in search of the other girl involved in the fight, the affidavits say.
The deputy asked the older sisters to leave the campus, but they didn’t. When he tried to arrest them, they resisted, the affidavits say.
The school was put on lockdown during the ordeal.
Students accused of threatening educators
East Baton Rouge Parish school system employees contacted authorities in at least two cases this week in which students threatened educators, leading to the arrest of two 17-year-old students.
Dominic Demontay Powell, 17, 9870 Scotland Ave., was booked into Parish Prison on Friday accused of shoving a Scotlandville High School administrator while being questioned about suspected marijuana use, an affidavit of probable cause says.
Inside the school official’s office at the high school, the administrator told Powell to empty his pockets. Powell took out a cigarette, a lighter and some money, the affidavit says.
When the administrator moved to grab the money, Powell shoved him and said, “Don’t touch my money,” the affidavit says.
In a second incident on Friday, Demarcus Devonte Kimble, 17, 5656 Autumn Blossom Ave., is accused of walking into a teacher’s lounge at Belaire High School and cursing at a teacher, an affidavit of probable cause says.
When told by the teacher to leave the room, Kimble is accused of threatening the teacher, saying he would get someone to come to school and hurt her, the affidavit says.
Powell was booked into Parish Prison on a count of assault on a school teacher.
Two men accused of having sex with minor
Police arrested two East Baton Rouge Parish men Thursday on accusations they had sex with a 15-year-old girl several weeks ago.
One of the men, Corey Bell, 40, is also accused of raping a different girl on at least two occasions — when she was 9 years old and more recently in December when she was 14 years old, according to warrant for his arrest.
Bell, 3046 Monroe Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated rape and forcible rape.
Bell also faces five counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile on accusations he had sex with a teenage girl, who is now 15, beginning in January 2012, according to a different arrest warrant.
Brandon Victor, 29, also is accused of having sex with the girl at the same time as Bell on at least one occasion, according to police.
Victor, 4213 S. Morvant Place, Baker, was booked into Parish Prison on a count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
Five accused of driving while intoxicated
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. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- James Chandler, 31, 5572 Kennesaw Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
- Scott Chauvin, 56, 1540 N. Woodcrest Drive, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI and careless operation.
- Joseph Hudson, 30, 1605 S. Seventh St., Ocean Springs, Miss., first-offense DWI, driving left of center and reckless operation.
- Robert Oncale, 26, 3971 La. 1, P.O. Box 143, Napoleonville, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.
- John Weary, 54, 3162 Marydon Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and careless operation.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.