Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for May 7, 2014

Grandson accused of conning grandmother

A Baton Rouge man accused of conning his 74-year-old grandmother — whom he was living with — into writing more than $100,000 worth of checks has been jailed.

Gary Michael Gray, 20, is accused of telling his grandmother he needed the money for school but instead using the money to buy heroin and barbiturates.

Gray, 16465 Strain Road, was booked April 23 into Parish Prison on a count of exploiting the infirm as well as previous counts of possession of illicit drugs and domestic abuse.

An employee of the bank where Gray’s grandmother kept her money flagged a series of suspicious checks written within a short period of time, the affidavit of probable cause says. That employee alerted the FBI, which then alerted the Office of Adult Protective Services, an arm of the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals.

Adult Protective Services learned Gray used his grandmother’s money to buy drugs and on March 24 turned over its findings to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, the affidavit says.

A detective with the Sheriff’s Office interviewed the grandmother, who is taking medications for depression, and learned she was writing checks to Gray, believing his explanation that he needed the money for school, the affidavit says.

On April 23, the detective interviewed Gray, who admitted he pressured his grandmother, whom he knew was on medication, to write the checks that he ultimately used to buy drugs, the affidavit says.

He also told the detective he never attended or enrolled in school during this time.

Texas man booked in stalking of LSU student

Baton Rouge police arrested a Texas man Monday accused of traveling from Texas to stalk an LSU student whom he claimed is in love with him.

Rafael Trejo, 41, 9932 Divine Court, Frisco, Texas, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of stalking.

The victim called police after seeing Trejo outside her window, and that’s where police found him, the affidavit of probable cause says.

She said he repeatedly sent her sexually explicit messages on Facebook, forcing her to close her account and block his phone number, the affidavit says. She said he would follow her home from work and drive around her home for about 45 minutes each day when she lived in Texas.

Trejo told police he learned she was in Baton Rouge after seeing a photo on Twitter that a mutual friend posted, the affidavit says. He claimed they both love each other.

Authorities book three on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least three 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. Tuesday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Royce Enclarde, 30, 1207 Brightside, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
  • Timothy Ledoux, 42, 6875 Earl Ellender Drive, Sulphur, second-offense DWI, reckless operation and driver’s license suspended or revoked.
  • Erin Stuckey, 23, 11119 Toledo Bend Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.

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