Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for May 1, 2014

Three booked in shooting, burglary

Deputies arrested three suspected burglars after the Sheriff’s Office says one of them shot a man who intervened as the men were snooping around some vehicles early Wednesday morning in a Coursey Boulevard apartment complex parking lot.

Two men came home to the Evergeen at Coursey Place Apartment Homes about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to find several men they believed were breaking into vehicles in a parking lot, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

In response, the two men confronted the suspects, who ran away, Hicks said.

As they were being chased, Anthony D. Haynes, 18, shot at the men who were running after him, hitting one, Hicks said.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and is expected to recover, Hicks said.

Deputies booked Haynes, 4668 Southpark Drive, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on two counts of attempted second-degree murder, one count of illegal use of a weapon and two counts of illegal possession of a stolen firearm, Hicks said.

Deputies also booked two other Baton Rouge men, Eugene Dabney Jr., 20, 12400 Jefferson Highway, Apt. 1203, and Terrel Howard, 20, 6630 Siegen Lane, Apt. 241, into Parish Prison on two counts each of principal to attempted second-degree murder, Hicks said.

Haynes, Dabney and Howard are also suspects in vehicle burglaries at the apartment complex, 13675 Coursey Blvd.

Deputies are still investigating those burglaries, Hicks said.

Doctor arrested in LSU peeping Tom case

LSU Police on Tuesday arrested a 57-year-old man accused of looking underneath stalls at other men inside restrooms at LSU’s Middleton Library.

Police booked James Richard Jarmuskewicz, 57, 588 Grant Lake Lane SW, Wilton, Minnesota, into Parish Prison on a count of peeping Tom, booking records show.

Jarmuskewicz is accused of following another man into the third-flood restroom about 5 p.m. Sunday and lying on the floor to watch the man use the bathroom inside a stall, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Surveillance video shows Jarmuskewicz entering and leaving men’s restrooms on multiple floors of the library on Sunday and Monday, the affidavit says.

Police stopped Jarmuskewicz on Monday afternoon and found a small mirror in his pocket. Jarmuskewicz had no explanation for the mirror and he denied ever looking underneath a stall at anyone in a library restroom, the affidavit says.

Jarmuskewicz told police he was “in town to attend a professional conference in New Orleans and that he only came to LSU to read at the library,” the affidavit says.

According to the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, Jarmuskewicz is a doctor who specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry.

BR man, 25, booked in forcible rape

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a 25-year-old man Tuesday accused of raping a woman a few weeks ago at his home.

Deputies booked Matthew Ashton Gavin, 25, 17410 W. Muirfield Drive, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on a count of forcible rape, booking records show.

Gavin is accused of choking and raping a 25-year-old woman in early April after the two had already engaged in consensual sex, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The woman told investigators she consented once to having sex with Gavin after she drank some alcohol and took some prescription medication.

She also told detectives that about two hours Gavin wanted to have sex again, but she told him no.

The woman told detectives that Gavin “placed his right hand around her throat and told her that she wanted it, at which time she agreed to have sex again to get it over with,” in fear for her safety, a deputy wrote in the affidavit.

Sometime later, Gavin seemed to want to have sex for a third time, the woman told detectives, but she refused and he later took her home.

Gavin told investigators that after he and the woman had sex one time, they talked while lying in bed for a few hours.

Then he wanted to have sex again, he told them, “but she complained about it hurting,” the affidavit says.

When asked about choking the woman, Gavin told deputies “that he thought the victim was into it.” He also told them that after the woman refused to have sex with him a third time, they left his home and grabbed some food before he took her home, the affidavit says.

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