Erratic driver jailed
in shooting incident
A 24-year-old man was arrested and accused Monday of shooting a man in the face during an argument about how loud the alleged shooter was talking while the victim was on the phone, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect, Bobby Denham, then drove the victim from the crime scene at 14130 Azalea Park Apt. B to a hospital, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.
Along the way, Denham sideswiped a car on Old Hammond Highway near Boulevard De Province and hit an electrical pole on Florida Boulevard near Sherwood Forest Boulevard, Baton Rouge police spokesman Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said.
An officer noticed Denham’s erratic driving near Florida Boulevard and Green Oak Drive, Stubbs said. The officer tried to pull Denham over but Denham kept driving until he reached the hospital, Stubbs said.
When questioned by Sheriff’s Office detectives, Denham said he accidentally shot the victim while they were arguing, Hicks said.
Denham, 2161 Bateman Circle, was booked into Parish Prison on a count of attempted second-degree murder.
He also was issued citations for improper lane usage, stop sign violation, no driver’s license, reckless operation and two counts of hit and run, Hicks said.
One driver booked
on EBR DWI count
Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked him into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.
Joel Alegria, 61, 2114 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette, was booked on one count each of first-offense DWI, disobeying a red light, driver’s license suspended or revoked, reckless operation of a vehicle and drinking in a motor vehicle.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.