East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Plaquemine man Wednesday night who is accused of firing several shots at a deputy near a Jones Creek Road business, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said.
At about 11:20 p.m., a resident in the 6200 block of Chippendale Drive contacted the Sheriff’s Office when she saw a man, later identified as Stephen Colby Gordon, 23, standing at the door of her residence with a handgun, spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a news release.
When the deputy arrived in the area, he saw Gordon walking near the 5600 block of Jones Creek Road and called out to him, at which time Gordon ran behind a business, Hicks said.
After unleashing a police dog from his patrol unit, the deputy chased Gordon behind the business where Gordon allegedly fired multiple shots at the deputy and then ran away, Hicks said.
Both the deputy and the dog were unharmed, Hicks said.
Gordon was arrested in the back yard of a residence in the 15400 block of Altus Drive, Hicks said.
Gordon told deputies he went to the house to give someone money and denied having a handgun and shooting at the deputy, Hicks said.
During a search of the area, deputies found two handguns, one in the area where Gordon allegedly fired shots at the deputy and another where deputies arrested Gordon, Hicks said.
Deputies booked Gordon, 20190 Sallie Drive, into Parish Prison on counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and felon in possession of a firearm, Hicks said.
Deputies also booked Gordon on counts of theft and aggravated assault from an incident that occurred in Iberville Parish earlier Wednesday, said Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office, spokesman Maj. Johnny Blanchard.
Gordon was accused of stealing about $70 in cash and debit cards from a purse and wallet of people visiting his grandmother at her house, Blanchard said.
When his grandmother’s friends confronted Gordon about the stolen cash and debit cards, he raised his shirt and showed them a handgun in his pants, Blanchard said.
He left the house and the victims filed a report with sheriff’s deputies, Blanchard said.
Iberville deputies also arrested Gordon about a year ago in the break-in of a deputy’s patrol car and the theft of a handgun, which was soon recovered, Blanchard said. He added Gordon has not stood trial for those charges yet.
On March 29, 2011, Gordon was convicted on five counts of assault in West Baton Rouge and is on probation until March 29, 2014, Hicks said.