Police and fire briefs for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Man makes escape attempt in courthouse

A man who tried running from East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies Tuesday inside the 19th Judicial District Courthouse was captured before he left the building.

Zedrick Thomas, 23, 673 Fawn Lake Drive, Baton Rouge, was making a court appearance on a probation revocation hearing in a theft of goods case, for failing to meet with his probation officer.

The courthouse escape attempt began when Judge Chip Moore, in his courtroom on the 10th floor, ordered deputies to detain Thomas, the affidavit of probable cause says.

Thomas walked around the table to elude a deputy, but was cut off, so he ran out of the courtroom and was moving toward the main elevators when another deputy captured him, the affidavit says.

While the deputies were bringing him back to the courtroom, he began kicking and cursing at them, the affidavit says. They were able to subdue him and place leg restraints on him.

He was later booked into Parish Prison on counts of simple escape and resisting arrest. He originally was sentenced in 2012 to four years of probation.

Man booked after baby stabbed in the face

Baton Rouge police arrested a man Tuesday accused of slapping a woman as she held a 3-month-old infant, then grabbing a long, pointed object and stabbing the baby near his right eye.

Police booked Jason Jarreau, 34, 6820 Cezanne Ave., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of second-degree battery, domestic abuse battery and cruelty to juveniles.

The woman told police she was attempting to leave the residence when Jarreau began hitting her, the affidavit of probable cause says.

Then he grabbed a “long, sword-type weapon” and went to poke the mother in the stomach, but instead, hit the child, the affidavit says.

Jarreau wiped off the blood with his shirt.

The baby was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center with swelling in the head.

Officers found Jarreau still inside the residence, saw the blood on his shirt and located the weapon, the affidavit says.

Texas woman booked on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked her into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.

Chantal Champ, 21, 1008 Susan Drive, Garland, Texas, was booked on counts of first-offense DWI, reckless operation and improper lane usage.

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