BR police arrest man in Sept. 6 slaying
Baton Rouge police on Wednesday arrested a man in the Sept. 6 death of a 48-year-old man whose body was found near BREC’s Spanish Town Park off Gayosa Street.
Police booked Mrcarl Coleman, 1238 S. 16th St., Baton Rouge, into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon, police Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said.
Dwayne Foster, 130 S. 11th St., Baton Rouge, was found dead with at least one gunshot wound on his 48th birthday in the 1400 block of Gayosa shortly after 7 a.m., police have said.
Coppola said Wednesday the investigation is ongoing, and that police had enough probable cause to arrest Coleman, but that he could not provide more information about the details surrounding Foster’s death.
Second man arrested in rape of woman
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies have arrested a second man accused of raping a 19-year-old woman at her apartment on Aug. 14.
Cameron Denzelle Lodge, 19, 3665 Grenade Drive, St. Gabriel, was booked into Parish Prison on Tuesday on counts of forcible rape, prison records show.
The other suspect, Terrance Lloyd Cushenberry, 3135 S. Darla Ave., Gonzales, was booked Sept. 12 on counts of forcible rape.
The victim said the two men arrived at her apartment on Aug. 13, the affidavit warrant says. The victim said she remembers Cushenberry making her a drink with a Xanax, referred to as a “Xanax Juicer,” but does not remember anything after the drink for several hours, the warrant says.
The victim said that when she woke up the next morning, she was wearing different panties than the ones she wore before going to bed and she saw several open condom wrappers on the floor, the warrant says.
The victim said she asked Cushenberry what happened when he called the next day and he told her they had sex, though she said she never agreed to have sex with the men, the warrant says.
BR man, 17, arrested in theft of bicycle
A 17-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly stole a bicycle and shirt at gunpoint.
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies booked Diquan Brown, 7255 Albany St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery, prison records show.
The victim said he was riding down the street when five or six people began throwing rocks at him, the affidavit of probable cause says.
When the victim asked the group why they threw rocks at him, one person pulled out a gun and demanded all the victim’s belongings, including his shirt and pants, the affidavit says.
The robbers returned the victim’s pants, but kept his cellphone, cash, shirt and bicycle, the affidavit says.
Truck crashes, causes fire near Baptist church
A truck left the road at Blackwater Road and Comite Drive late Tuesday, traveled through a fenced playground and caught fire inside a building behind Friendship Baptist Church, the Central Fire Department reported in an email Wednesday.
“Fire crews made a good stop on the fire and the main church building is OK,” Capt. Derek Glover said. “The young driver was able to escape without injury.”
No firefighters were injured.
Man, woman booked in Central store theft
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies have arrested two people accused of stealing products used to cook meth from a Wal-Mart off Sullivan Road in Central.
Polo “Paul” Mouton, 30, 1421 Basswood Drive, Denham Springs, and Charly Ann Brock, 24, 12164 Hooper Road, Baton Rouge, were booked into Parish Prison on Tuesday on counts of creation/operation of a drug lab and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to affidavits of probable cause.
Mouton was also booked on counts of driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license and failure to signal while turning, an affidavit says.
Mouton and Brock are acquaintances who went to the store separately but left together in Mouton’s truck, the affidavit says.
When searching Mouton’s Chevrolet on Willowbrook Drive, deputies found several hypodermic syringes, a partially used bottle of camp fuel, a hydrogen chloride generator, a pack of nylon tubing, one box of pseudoephedrine and a spoon containing brown residue, an affidavit says.
Miss. man, 44, booked in child porn case
Agents with the Attorney General’s Office have arrested a 44-year-old man accused of sharing two child pornography images online.
Tommy J. Roberts, 532 Millbrook Parkway, Picayune, Miss., was booked Tuesday into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of pornography involving juveniles, according to an arrest warrant.
Undercover agents were able to download images containing child pornography in April, but they did not find any child pornography during a search of Roberts’ residence in July, the warrant says.
Roberts told investigators he would “download videos and delete them after he was finished,” the warrant says.
Two BR men arrested in 2011 fatal shooting
Baton Rouge police this week arrested the shooting suspect and another man accused of pointing out the victim in a fatal shooting on Aug. 5, 2011.
Isaac Carr, 19, 5152 Banks St., Baton Rouge, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday on a count of second-degree murder, police Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said.
Police also booked Delaney Carr, 33, 5152 Banks St., on one count of principal to second-degree murder, prison records show.
Delaney Carr allegedly pointed out the victim, Michael Williams, to Isaac Carr, who allegedly shot Williams several times, the affidavit warrant says.
Delaney Carr and Isaac Carr then ran away, the warrant says.
Isaac Carr was already in Parish Prison after a March arrest on counts of armed robbery, disturbing the peace and criminal mischief, prison records show.
Baker boy warned after bedroom fire
A 4-year-old boy who set ablaze a bed inside his parent’s house using a lighter Wednesday night was seriously warned by Baker Fire Chief Danny Edwards about the dangers of playing with fire.
It wasn’t the first time the boy has caused problems playing with fire, said Howard Ward, a Baker Fire Department spokesman.
The boy was placed under his parents’ supervision, Ward said.
The blaze, which began at 7 p.m., nearly engulfed the bedroom of the house in the 12800 block of Driftwood Drive, Ward said.
Firefighters had the blaze under control in about seven minutes, Ward said, although they estimated it caused about $25,000 in damage.
No one was injured in the fire, which did not spread to any other rooms in the house, Ward said.
The American Red Cross provided assistance to the displaced family of four, including the boy’s parents and his sibling, Ward said.
New Roads man held in child-trafficking case
Agents with the state Attorney General’s Office have arrested a New Roads man in a human-trafficking case.
John Wayne Garon, 48, 709 Bertheir St., was booked Tuesday into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of trafficking children for sexual purposes, human trafficking and contributing to the delinquency of juveniles by sexual or immoral acts, prison records show.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.