Cop Briefs for Feb. 10, 2013

Man arrested for false imprisonment

Baton Rouge police arrested a man Friday accused of forcing his way into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment Feb. 5, slapping her several times and holding her at gunpoint against her will, an affidavit warrant says.

Police booked Theopolies J. Darson, 21, 209 Taft St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of home invasion, false imprisonment with a dangerous weapon and simple battery, the warrant says.

The victim ran out of the apartment after an hour, but Darson chased her, grabbed her and tried to bring her back inside, the warrant says.

When a neighbor came outside and observed the incident, Darson let go of the victim, the warrant says.

Man booked in
child kidnapping

A St. Gabriel man who allegedly forced his way into a Baton Rouge residence Thursday, punched an occupant in the face and attempted to kidnap a 5-year-old girl, was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Police booked Andrew Baker, 24, 6330 Bayou Paul Road, St. Gabriel, on Friday on one count each of aggravated burglary, aggravated kidnapping of a child and second-degree battery, the affidavit says.

After entering the residence, Baker broke the victim’s nose with his fist, then grabbed the victim’s daughter and left the residence, where he attempted to leave with the child, the affidavit says.

4 booked 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. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Terry Foley, 26, 88 Nelson Ballfield Ave., Roxie, Miss., first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and driver’s license suspended/revoked.
  • Justin King, 19, 14218 Adam Arceneaux Drive, first-offense DWI and backing unsafely.
  • Brent Scott, 55, 6334 Ritterman Ave., Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, driver’s license not in possession and drinking in a motor vehicle.
  • Brian Sheely, 40, 3685 Hundred Oaks Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, barricades, license plate required and reckless operation of a vehicle.

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