Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for March 12, 2014

Police: Man broke into ex-girlfriend’s apartment

A Baton Rouge woman hit her ex-boyfriend on the head with a hammer when he forced his way into her apartment Tuesday morning, then had him arrested, sheriff’s deputies said.

He told her he was sorry, left and went to his mother’s house where sheriff’s deputies arrested him, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Deputies booked Jumaane Kenyatte Stansberry, 33, 725 Iberville St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of home invasion, theft and violation of a protective order, prison records show.

Stansberry told deputies he did not force his way into the apartment but was aware she had a restraining order against him, according to the affidavit.

The incident occurred about four hours after the woman let Stansberry into her apartment to get his things, another affidavit of probable cause says. She said she thought he had been drinking so she went to a neighbor’s, only to find her cellphone missing when she went back home.

BR couple accused of beating girl with belt

A man and woman accused of beating a young girl with a belt were arrested Monday after school officials began asking questions about the welts on the girls arms and face.

Baton Rouge police booked Marcus Dewayne Jones, 30, and Star Ronda Richard, 33, both of 6352 Casper Drive, into Parish Prison on counts of cruelty to juveniles.

The victim told police Jones brought her into their room, locked the door and whipped her with a belt after she misbehaved at her grandmother’s house, affidavits of probable cause say.

She said Jones hit her on her arms, face and legs while Richard sat there and did nothing to help her.

Jones told police that while he spanked the victim, she lifted her arm up to block the blows, the affidavits say. He said he did not know how she got the marks on her face.

Carnal knowledge case against man dropped

The case against a Baton Rouge man accused of carnal knowledge of a juvenile was dismissed in late January after the alleged victim refused to cooperate with officials.

Brian Lejander, then 28, was arrested in September 2011 after he was accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl on two occasions in an apartment. Prosecutors later claimed in court papers that the inappropriate activity took place over the course of a year, starting when the girl was 14.

According to records, two years after first bringing the case to court, District Attorney Hillar Moore’s office on Jan. 27 asked state District Judge Mike Erwin to dismiss the charge, citing continued unwillingness of the victim, now 17, to cooperate.

Authorities book two on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least two 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:

Bianca Carter, 25, 1707 Curtis St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and reckless operation.

Arthur Kelly, 30, 564 Daphine Drive, Gonzales, first-offense DWI, speeding, disob eying a red light and reckless operation.

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