Police and fire briefs for Jan. 26, 2013

BR man, 32, arrested in rape at apartment

Baton Rouge police on Thursday night arrested a 32-year-old Baton Rouge man who agreed to bring a drunken female home from a bar, but instead took her to his apartment, where he allegedly raped her.

When the victim woke up in Wyatt Watts’ bed, he told her that they had sex and “she was asking for it,” an affidavit warrant shows.

She left his apartment and went to a hospital, where she told police she blacked out and did not remember anything, the warrant says.

Watts told police the victim was “smashed” and at first she passed out on the floor, but later climbed into his bed, the warrant says.

Police booked Watts, 550 Lee Drive, Apt. 166, into Parish Prison on one count of simple rape, prison records.

Authorities arrest 4 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. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Lauren Adams, 21, 14953 La. 421, Wakefield, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Hailey Kimble, 19, 25790 John L Lane, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Kyron Seaberry, 30, 5130 Everette Lane, Apt. A, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Roger Wesl, 23, 2059 49.5 St. NW, Rochester, Minn., first-offense DWI, aggravated criminal damage to property and reckless operation of a vehicle.

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