Police and fire briefs for Nov. 9, 2012

Man facing obscenity, battery charges

A Baton Rouge police officer arrested a local man Wednesday afternoon accused of touching himself outside a woman’s apartment and urinating on a wall in front of the officer, an affidavit of probable cause says.

The officer found James Fort, 27, outside the 6645 Harry Drive apartment complex, where he inappropriately touched himself, the affidavit says. The officer told Fort to leave the premises after the complainant said she wanted him gone, the affidavit says.

Fort re-entered the complex in a different entrance after leaving and ducked into a hallway after spotting the officer, the affidavit says. The officer told him to show himself and when Fort said he could not because he was “reliving himself,” the officer found Fort urinating on a wall and arrested him, the affidavit says.

Fort refused to put his feet in the patrol car and kicked the officer in the face and chest during the effort to get him inside the car, the affidavit says. The officer sprayed Fort with pepper spray as Fort tried to exit the car and eventually used a Taser gun to bring him down, the affidavit says.

Fort, 11707 Kingston Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of obscenity, urinating in a public place, battery of a police officer, resisting arrest by violence or force, disturbing the peace by public intoxication and open alcoholic container in a public place.

Woman booked with cruelty to juvenile

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Baton Rouge woman and booked her into Parish Prison on one count of cruelty to juveniles after school officials found numerous bruises and cuts on her daughter’s leg and hip, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Kimberly Jarvis, 27, 16441 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road, told deputies she used an extension cord to whip her daughter for getting in trouble at school when they questioned her about her daughter’s injuries, the affidavit says.

School officials saw Jarvis’ 10-year-old daughter limping while walking in the hallway and when the school nurse examined her, the daughter said her mother hit her with an extension cord for her bad behavior at school, the affidavit says.

Police arrest man in carjacking incident

Baton Rouge police officers arrested a 24-year-old man accused of carjacking and later added a count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile while he was in custody after authorities learned information about his alleged relationship with a 16-year-old girl, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Albert Harris III, 1970 Maryland St., Baton Rouge, surrendered to officers after they found a stolen car behind some trees near his house, the affidavit says.

The victim of the carjacking says Harris hit her blue Honda Civic with another car, busted out her driver’s side window and stole the vehicle, the affidavit says. She had cuts on her face from the glass, the affidavit says.

Harris ran into his house when he saw police pull up, then surrendered several minutes later, the affidavit says.

Police booked Harris into Parish Prison on one count each of aggravated damage to property, carjacking and resisting an officer.

While in police custody, a 16-year-old girl told police she and Harris had consensual sex before his arrest and now she is pregnant. Police booked Harris on one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

Three arrested
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. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Jacob Germany, 21, 7530 Amite Church Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and failure to maintain control.

Tasha Henderson, 23, 4548 Tigerland Ave., Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, failure to signal/improper turns and reckless operation of a vehicle.

Kathleen Jeansonne, 20, 18211 S. Mission Hill Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, speeding and driver’s license suspended/revoked.

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