Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for May 23, 2014

Man, 30, accused of impregnating girl, 12

A 30-year-old man accused of impregnating a 12-year-old girl more than two years ago was arrested on Wednesday.

Roderick Spurlock, 30, 9450 La. 65, Lake Providence, was booked into Parish Prison on a count of aggravated rape, booking records show.

Spurlock is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl between Oct. 1 and Nov. 5 of 2011, which led to a child being born by the girl in August 2012, according to a warrant for his arrest.

Initially, the girl did not cooperate with a police investigation, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman. The girl’s father came forward with information in the fall of 2013 that allowed police to reopen the rape investigation, McKneely said.

Police eventually were able to secure a search warrant to obtain Spurlock’s DNA. Analysts at the State Police Crime Lab matched Spurlock’s DNA to the child’s, the affidavit says.

A warrant for Spurlock’s arrest was issued on May 14, and sheriff’s deputies picked him up on that warrant this week.

BR man accused of molesting girl, 3

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 45-year-old man Thursday accused of molesting a 3-year-old girl on Mother’s Day weekend.

Deputies booked Patrick D. Wheelock, 45, 12162 Mendenhal Ave., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of sex crimes against a juvenile, booking records show.

The girl told her mother and investigators that Wheelock groped her on May 11, according to an arrest warrant.

Wheelock denied the allegations, telling detectives he did not grope the girl and that he had never been alone with her, the warrant says.

One man critical after shooting in parking lot

Baton Rouge Police are investigating a Thursday afternoon shooting off Airline Highway that left one man in critical condition.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Warren House Apartment, 7626 Airline Highway, near the highway’s intersection with Greenwell Springs Road, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman.

One man, no age provided, was taken to a hospital because of injuries suffered in the shooting, McKneely said. Three people were believed to have been involved in an incident that led up to the shooting, McKneeley said. Further details weren’t available Thursday evening.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call them at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

Man accused in BR woman’s assault

Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday arrested a Pearl River man accused of forcing his way into a woman’s home on Sunday then throwing her to the ground and threatening to shoot her.

Deputies booked Oshea Arsenio William Martin, 25, 63240 N. Sonmoore Road, Pearl River, into Parish Prison on counts of home invasion, simple battery, theft, simple assault and simple criminal damage to property, booking records show.

Martin is accused of breaking into the woman’s home in the 11500 block of Southfork Avenue on May 18, according to an arrest warrant.

The woman told investigators that Martin, whom she knew but hadn’t spoken to for months, damaged some of her furniture and stole her phone before fleeing her home, the warrant says.

BR man accused of attempted rape

Baton Rouge police arrested a 32-year-old man accused of attempting to rape a woman in a ditch outside a home in north Baton Rouge early Tuesday morning.

Police booked James Percy Fort, 32, 1357 Bogan Walk, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of attempted aggravated rape and sexual battery, bookings records show.

Police received a report that a woman could be heard crying for help in the 2200 block of Pocahontas Street about 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

When officers arrived, they saw Fort and the woman on the ground outside a residence. Upon seeing police, the woman began to move away from Fort, saying he was trying to rape her and that he had already groped her, the affidavit says.

The victim, no age available, told police she screamed for help and resisted the sexual encounter before being overcome by force. She also told them she was only able to escape because police intervened.

Fort told police he tried to pay the woman for sex, the affidavit says.

He remained jailed Thursday in lieu of $30,000 bail.

Two arrested on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Casey Brashier, 45, 2252 La. 957, Ethel, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.

Christina Lennox, 27, 6199 Breezed Point Drive, Gonzales, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and reckless operation.

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