Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for May 16, 2014

BR teen booked in road rage attack

Baton Rouge police arrested a teen Thursday accused of cutting another man in the face with a box cutter in a road rage-fueled fight on Florida Boulevard.

Police booked Kim Duy Nguyen, 18, 12637 Archery Drive, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated battery with a knife and disturbing the peace, booking records show.

The fight happened Thursday in the middle of Florida Boulevard near Monterrey Boulevard, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

A minivan carrying at least three passengers, including Nguyen, abruptly changed lanes into the path of a delivery truck, which caused the driver of the truck to honk at the minivan, the affidavit says.

Once both vehicles were stopped at a red light, three men, including Nguyen, exited the minivan, pulled the driver of the delivery truck from his vehicle and started beating him. At some point, the truck driver was cut in the face with a box cutter, the affidavit says.

Police say fight leads to shooting arrest

Police arrested a 21-year-old woman accused of shooting at a man through a door Thursday morning.

Police booked Chelsea Mingo, 12757 Coursey Blvd., Apt. 2137, into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and domestic abuse battery, booking records show.

The man, no age available, told investigators Mingo shot at him after a fight in which she accused him of cheating on her, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The man and woman’s child, no age available, was present during the fight and shooting, the affidavit says.

The man told police he fled after Mingo shot at him.

3-year-old boy injured by repeated whippings

Police arrested a 28-year-old woman Wednesday accused of whipping a 3-year-old boy with a belt until his skin ripped open.

Police booked Carlecea Outley, 28, 5745 Sumrall Drive, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on a count of cruelty to a juvenile, booking records show.

Outley is accused of whipping the toddler in February, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Outley told police she “whips him with a belt,” and detectives viewed pictures of the boy that revealed where his “skin was busted open and scabs have begun to form,” the affidavit says.

BR police teams place in SWAT competition

Members of the Baton Rouge Police Department’s Special Response Team, its version of a SWAT unit, earned honors this week in shotgun, pistol and rifle marksmanship while competing against other SWAT units from agencies across Louisiana.

The department sent two teams, which placed second and third overall in the SWAT competition Tuesday as part of the Louisiana Tactical Police Officers Association’s annual training conference, held in Lake Charles, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman.

One team won first place in the shotgun course and the pistol challenge, while also taking third in the obstacle course, McKneely said.

The second team took second place in the rifle challenge and finished third overall, he said.

The SWAT competition featured 18 teams from agencies including State Police, the Livingston and Ascension parish sheriff’s offices and the Hammond and Shreveport police departments, McKneely said.

Events in the one-day SWAT competition measured physical fitness, shooting accuracy, decision-making skills, tactics and teamwork, McKneely said.

Baton Rouge won first place overall at the 2013 competition, McKneely said.

Authorities book five on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least five people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Kirkland Deloach, 35, 13366 Felton Clark Drive, Baton Rouge, third-offense DWI, text messaging prohibited and possession of alcohol in a vehicle.
  • Kormisia Franklin, 42, 110 Gatebriar St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and a one-way street violation.
  • Jessica Heroman, 27, 15614 Summerwood Ave., Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, equipment violation and simple obstruction of a highway.
  • Bradley Kraft, 25, 13344 S. 3525 West, Riverton, Utah, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.
  • Cady Pruitt, 23, 1425 Parker St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and improper turns.

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