Police and fire briefs for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Vyron Carter
Vyron Carter

BR man surrenders in lounge stabbing

A man suspected of stabbing another man outside the Pisces Lounge on March 30 surrendered to Baton Rouge police Tuesday without making any statements to police, a police spokesman said.

Vyron Carter, 46, 3118 Amarillo St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on one count of attempted second-degree murder, Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said.

The two men were involved in a fight when Carter allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the 32-year-old victim, police have said.

The knife barely missed the victim’s heart but he is expected to survive.

Heater causes minor damage in fire

A malfunctioning gas floor heater sparked a fire Tuesday morning in the living room of a home at 3121 Seneca St. , burning a wall before firefighters were able to get it under control, said Curt Monte, a spokesman for the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

Three people living in the house were able to escape unharmed. The fire was extinguished quickly enough to limit the damage and allow the three to continue living in the house, Monte said.

The fire was called in at 9:50 a.m., firefighters arrived two minutes later and it was under control by 10:10 a.m., causing about $8,000 worth of damage, Monte said.

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