Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for March 27, 2014

BR man accused in attack, home invasion

Not long after a man forced his way into a woman’s home through a back window and attacked her Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies located the suspect walking down the street with blood running down his arm.

Deputies booked Aaron Montrea Rogers, 29, 1285 N. 37th St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of home invasion and a fugitive warrant.

The victim said Rogers broke a rear window of the home to gain entry to the home, struck the victim and tried to pull her through the window, the affidavit of probable cause says.

Deputies observed blood on the rear broken window. Rogers admitted to breaking into the house but did not say anything else, the affidavit says.

Suspected drugs found after Interstate 12 crash

Baton Rouge police arrested a 25-year-old woman after searching her car following a crash on Interstate 12 on Wednesday and finding her unrestrained infant along with a diaper bag containing suspected heroin and ecstasy, burnt spoons, cut straws and hypodermic needles.

Police booked Leslie Estes, 25, 11488 St. Lawrence Drive, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of possession of Schedule I drugs, illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of legend drugs, careless operation, child restraint required, a seat belt violation and driving with a suspended driver’s license, said Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., a Baton Rouge police spokesman.

The crash happened about 8:10 a.m. Wednesday after Estes crashed into the back of a stopped 18-wheeler on I-12 near the I-10 split, Coppola said.

Neither Estes nor the infant were injured in the crash.

Afterward, the child was turned over to Estes’ parents, Coppola said.

Naked man arrested outside BR bookstore

Baton Rouge police arrested a naked man late Monday who was discovered touching himself in front of a Barnes and Noble bookstore while looking at a group of women in a car leaving the parking lot.

Police booked Damien Hardy, 40, 2419 Barber St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of obscenity, entering or remaining after forbidden and disturbing the peace while intoxicated.

The officer was working off-duty security at the Citiplace bookstore when the manager told him Hardy refused to leave and was found hiding inside the store after closing, the affidavit of probable cause says.

Hardy told police he had been drinking and smoked cocaine, the affidavit says.

BR man booked in Provost Street rape

A Baton Rouge man accused of raping a woman March 15 on Provost Street was booked into Parish Prison on Tuesday about a week after U.S. marshals arrested him in Alexandria.

Tyrone Isaac, 20, is accused of choking a 21-year-old woman outside a Provost Street home and telling her, “Your daddy can’t protect you,” before he raped her, according to a warrant for his arrest.

He was booked on counts of forcible rape, simple battery, false imprisonment and simple kidnapping.

Authorities book five 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. Wednesday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Kris Burley, 44, 2828 Valiant Drive, Baker, second-offense DWI, failure to maintain control and reckless operation.
  • Marci Defelice, 20, 368 Timberlane Drive, Gretna, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and improper lane usage.
  • Nicholas Fasano, 20, 4625 Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and failure to dim headlights.
  • George Graves, 56, 14027 Dogwood Trace, St. Francisville, first-offense DWI, headlights required.
  • James Grube, 49, 27165 Leighton Lane, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI and vehicle entering highway from a private road.

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