Police and Fire Briefs for Dec. 12, 2012

1984 slaying suspect to be returned to La.

A woman arrested by New York authorities Dec. 3 in the 1984 slaying of Crowley businessman Gary Kergan will be extradited to Louisiana next week, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Tuesday.

Leila Mulla, 47, of Astoria, N.Y., will be transported to Baton Rouge on Dec. 19 after being arrested by New York police and the Queens, N.Y., District Attorney’s Office, Moore said.

Ronald Dalton Dunnagan, 64, of Bossier City, was arrested by the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Dec. 4 on counts of first-degree murder, simple robbery and criminal conspiracy in the case.

The two are accused of conspiring to rob and kill Kergan sometime around Nov. 29, 1984, when Kergan was last seen alive at Mulla’s north Baton Rouge home, police have said.

The State Police Crime Lab recently retested blood found in Kergan’s car, which was discovered abandoned near Metairie. The test confirmed the blood was Kergan’s, police have said.

Suspect arrested
in shooting attack

A man accused of shooting five to six times at another man on Elvin Drive in November has been arrested, according to an affidavit warrant.

Lorenzo Collins, 19, 12400 Jefferson Highway, was booked by U.S. marshals with attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and aggravated assault with a firearm, East Baton Rouge Parish Prison records show.

The victim and his brother were dropping off his brother in the 8700 block of Elvin Drive at 1:45 a.m. Nov. 17 when he was approached by someone to fight, the warrant says.

The victim told the person that he didn’t want to fight, the warrant says. At that moment, Collins approached the victim from Jasper Avenue, aimed a handgun at the victim and fired five to six shots, the warrant says.

The victim ran away and was not hit, the warrant says.

BR man booked
on count of rape

Baton Rouge police have arrested a man accused of raping a 5-year-old boy Sunday, according to an affidavit warrant.

Randon Williams, 20, 3325 Shelley St., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of aggravated rape, parish prison records show.

The victim told his mother what was happening, which led to Williams’ arrest, the warrant says. The vicitm’s age was unavailable.

Man, woman sought in theft of debit card

Detectives are looking for a white man and white woman who attempted to use a debit card that was stolen from a 71-year-old woman, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department news release.

In November they tried to use the victim’s stolen card to make purchases at several retailers in the South Sherwood Forest Boulevard and Coursey Boulevard areas, the news release says.

Anyone with information on their identities is urged to contact police at (225) 389-3871 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

2 booked with DWI
in EBR Parish Prison

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. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Kenny Drake, 38, 5153 Baker Blvd., Baker, second-offense DWI, possession of alcohol in a vehicle, driver’s license suspended or revoked and inspection sticker switched.

Tommy Tripeaux, 46, 14331 Sweet Gum Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to report an accident, and hit-and-run.

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