Police and Fire briefs for Dec. 25, 2012

Derek Prince
Derek Prince

Police arrest man in apartment stabbing

Baton Rouge police Sunday night arrested a 30-year-old man accused of stabbing a 24-year-old man at an apartment on Convention Street, police said Monday.

Derek Prince, 1410 Convention St., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of attempted second-degree murder, police spokesman Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said.

Prince and the 24-year-old victim began arguing at an apartment in the 1400 block of Convention Street, Stubbs said.

Prince pulled out a knife and allegedly stabbed the victim several times in the upper torso and near his face, Stubbs said.

The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive, Stubbs said.

Authorities arrest 3 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish — including a man accused of a fourth-offense DWI — 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:

Dustin Champagne, 28, 9413 Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge, fourth-offense DWI, failure to maintain control and vehicular negligent injuring.

Eric Franklin, 36, 10238 Canada St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and fugitive from justice.

Edjuan Harris, 22, 5243 Old Slaughter Road, Zachary, second-offense DWI, failure to maintain control and driver’s license suspended or revoked.

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