Police and fire briefs for May 28, 2014

Missing EBR inmate arrested in Albany

An inmate who walked off his job May 19 was found Monday night at McDonald’s in Albany and is back in Parish Prison, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Joseph Pomares, 42, 9174 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, walked away from his job at the Sheriff’s Office’s Central Substation, 13016 Gurney Road. He had been arrested April 5 on counts of unauthorized use of an access card and illegal possession of stolen things, to which has been added a count of simple escape.

Soon after Pomares was located at the McDonald’s, on La. 43 near Interstate 12, he fled, sparking a short chase, Hicks said. A sheriff’s deputy working with the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force made the arrest, she said.

BR man booked in rape, attack on woman

Baton Rouge police arrested a 53-year-old man early Tuesday accused of forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him, then punching her and breaking her nose when she resisted.

Richard Hughes Jr., 2002 Kansas St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated rape and second-degree battery.

The victim said when she tried to resist, Hughes punched her in the back of the head, grabbed her by her hair and punched her in the face, breaking her nose, the affidavit of probable cause says.

The victim continued to resist, but eventually gave up, the affidavit says.

School zones go into effect Wednesday

Summer school goes into session for the East Baton Rouge Parish school system starting Wednesday, meaning school zones will be in effect, but only at 29 schools.

The zones, which have speed limits of 20 mph, will remain in effect until summer school ends June 25. They will be in effect Monday through Thursday of each week, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Here are the schools where the zones are in effect:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Bernard Terrace, Buchanan, Highland, LaBelle Aire, Magnolia Woods, Melrose, Merrydale, Northeast, Park, Progress, Shenandoah, Twin Oaks, Villa Del Rey, Wedgewood, Westminster, White Hills, Winbourne and Inspire Charter.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Broadmoor, Capital, Glasgow, Park Forest, Scotlandville, Southeast, Westdale and Woodlawn.

HIGH SCHOOLS: Broadmoor, McKinley and Scotlandville.

These school zones will be marked with signs, flashing lights or both. Some elementary schools will also use crossing guards.

Authorities book four on suspicion of DWI

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

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Connor Gemmolva, 20, 131 Highway Drive, Jefferson, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, prohibited right turn on red, and underage purchase or possession of alcohol.
  • Jeremy Huckaby, 21, 9225 W. Inniswold Drive, Baton Rouge, first offense-DWI and speeding.
  • Emanuel McClinton, 59, 4473 Sumrall Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
  • Hunter Sayes, 20, 811 Pastureview Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.

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