SU police make fourth arrest in dorm robbery
Southern University police on Friday arrested a fourth person accused in an attempted armed robbery on campus in late February.
Kailin Sylvain, 19, of Alexandria, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted armed robbery and home invasion, booking records show.
At least four students, including Sylvain, are accused of breaking into a Ulysses Jones Hall dorm room the night of Feb. 26 and demanding clothes and money from the dorm room’s resident at gunpoint, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
The resident guided the men to his girlfriend’s dorm room in another building — the alleged location of his clothes and money.
Once there, she let him in and shut the door before calling authorities, an affidavit says.
Sylvain faces possible emergency suspension from the university, a punishment three of his alleged accomplices have already received, Ed Pratt, a Southern University spokesman, said Thursday.
According to search warrants for the arrestees’ dorm rooms, one other man allegedly participated in the attempted robbery. That man hasn’t been identified, the documents say.
Deputies: Woman burglarized grandparents
Sheriff’s deputies on Friday arrested a 21-year-old woman accused of burglarizing her grandparents’ house in December of more than $10,000 worth of valuables, with help from several friends.
Deputies booked Jenna Turner, 21, 5145 Universal Ave., Greenwell Springs, into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated burglary, theft and theft of a firearm, booking records show.
Also booked on the same counts were: Dawn Athey, 19; Bobby Miller, 19; and James Poche, 20, all of Denham Springs.
Several days before the burglary on Dec. 7, Turner, who at the time was living with her grandparents, “stormed out of the residence” and did not return, a deputy wrote in an arrest warrant.
Turner admitted to investigators that she and several other people stole a TV, guns and other valuables from the Greenwell Springs home, a warrant says, and then buried some of the items in nearby woods.
Four booked on suspicion of DWI in EBR
Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Eric Guillory, 47, 37038 Miller St., Prairieville, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.
- Norman Mapes, 58, 238 Central Ave., Jefferson, first-offense DWI.
- Daron Rogers, 29, 9522 Deer Run Ave., Zachary, first-offense DWI, speeding, possession of an alcoholic beverage in a vehicle and driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license.
- Adrian Vasquez, 33, 1860 Cristy Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, an equipment violation, insurance required, reckless operation and driver’s license required or expired.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.