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Nine booked on suspicion of DWI in East Baton Rouge from Thursday to Friday

Authorities arrested at least nine people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Thursday and noon Friday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: Evan Matherne, 57, 224 W. Chaifont, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, improper lane usage… Continue reading →

Two teens arrested in string of car burglaries, theft of one vehicle

Two of three teenagers accused of burglarizing nine vehicles and stealing one earlier this month were arrested this week, police said. Arthella Andrus, 17, of Lafayette, and a juvenile who was not identified were arrested Friday on nine counts of simple burglary and one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle,… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge man accused of firing shots into woman’s car arrested

Tevin Brown

A Baton Rouge man accused of firing shots into a woman’s vehicle in January was arrested Thursday after police stopped him for playing loud music in his car. Baton Rouge police stopped Tevin Brown, 22, on Kentucky Street Thursday afternoon and later realized he was wanted in a Jan. 28 incident in which he allegedly followed… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge man arrested, accused of burning 2-year-old son

Jamal Ackerson

Baton Rouge police on Thursday arrested a man accused of burning his 2-year-old son while the boy was staying with him last week. The child’s mother noticed the burns last Friday when she picked him up from his father, Jamal Ackerson. The mother contacted police and took the boy to the emergency room, where a doctor… Continue reading →

Woman’s husband arrested after her strangled body found in Whiskey Bay, Iberville Parish Sheriff’s office says

Jonathan Christopher Allee

Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said Friday that an investigation has determined the 29-year-old woman whose naked body was found in Whiskey Bay was in a “volatile relationship” with an abusive husband who detectives believe killed her before tossing her body off the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Stassi did not know Friday how long Jonathan… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for April 29

Arrests posted April 28, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. DENZEL MEIGAL ARCENEAUX: 21, of the 800 block of Mudd Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on second-degree battery and simple battery. BRITTNEY BATISTE: 27, of the 400 block of Iberia Street, Youngsville. She was booked on felony simple criminal damage to… Continue reading →

Two people shot overnight in Baton Rouge, police looking for suspects

Two people were shot multiple times but are expected to survive after separate overnight shootings early Friday morning, Baton Rouge police said. A police spokesman said officers don’t have suspects in either shooting but both incidents remain under investigation. A 23-year-old man was shot twice in his leg shortly before 2:26 a.m. while he sat on… Continue reading →

Gonzales Cabela’s employee accidentally shoots himself in hand at store while showing customer gun

A Cabela’s employee accidentally shot himself in the hand Thursday afternoon while showing a handgun to a customer, Gonzales police said. The round from the .22-caliber gun went through the palm of the employee’s hand about 4:30 p.m. It ended up in the floor of the 165,000-square-foot sporting goods store near La. 30… Continue reading →

KATC-TV: Vermilion Parish middle school teacher accused of rape

A Vermilion Parish teacher arrested this week is accused of raping two teenagers, KATC-TV reported. James Harber is accused of raping two girls, aged 16 and 17, according to the Abbeville Police Department. Harber is a seventh-grade student at J.H. Williams Middle School, according to the school’s website. Continue reading →

St. Martin authorities arrest man after find drugs in Arnaudville home

Narcotics agents seized methamphetamine and cocaine they said have a street value of $14,000 from an Arnaudville home late Wednesday and arrested a Lafayette man accused of harboring the drugs. Authorities also seized a Mercedes-Benz owned by Darryl Savoie, 51, who was booked into the St. Martin Parish jail on counts of… Continue reading →

Six accused of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish

Authorities arrested at least six people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: Gabrielle Dubroc, 23, 318 Black Jack Oak Drive, Madisonville, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and headlights… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for April 28

Arrests posted April 27, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. ERROL ACHAN: 38, of the 300 block of Staten Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant. SHAWN C. ALEXANDER: 29, of the 200 block of Anna Street, Scott. He was booked on five counts of warrant/bench warrant.… Continue reading →

LSU fraternity under investigation, school providing few details

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house located on LSU's campus, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

LSU officials are investigating an incident involving the campus Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity chapter, but few details are available. As of Wednesday evening, university spokesman Ernie Ballard said he could not confirm what prompted the investigation. “We take behavioral issues or anything that impacts student safety seriously,” Ballard said in a written statement. “Anytime… Continue reading →

Two people accused of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish

Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Tuesday and noon Wednesday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: Patrick Cline, 42, 7682 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, possession of alcohol in vehicle, obstruction of… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for April 27

Arrests posted April 26, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. NELDA ANDERSON: 83, of the 100 block of Fallbrook Avenue, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery and misdemeanor battery of a police officer. JOHNNY RAY ARDOIN: 58, of the 2100 block of Camille Street, Lafayette. He was booked… Continue reading →

Impairment suspected in early morning fatal crash in New Iberia

A New Iberia woman died early Wednesday morning after her vehicle overturned on the highway in an accident police suspect is impairment-related, State Police said. Linda Rogers, 52, was pronounced dead a few feet from her 1993 Chevrolet Trailblazer around 2 a.m. on LA 86 near Crochet Road, according to… Continue reading →

Authorities: Man, 19, found hanging in room at state hospital in Jackson

Darnell Bailey

Authorities are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man found hanging in his room at the East Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson on Tuesday. Darnell Bailey, who was committed to the mental hospital by a New Orleans judge in December, was discovered by hospital staff Tuesday morning, said Samantha Faulkner, spokeswoman for the Louisiana Department of… Continue reading →

Crime Stoppers tips lead to arrests of two St. Landry residents; one is accused of stealing from youth baseball program

Crime Stoppers tips led to the arrests on Monday of two St. Landry Parish residents, one of whom is accused of stealing money from a youth baseball program and the other accused of cashing a fraudulent check for almost $3,000, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said Tuesday. Authorities received numerous tips and soon arrested Jason… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for April 26

Arrests posted April 25, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. KEVIN JOSEPH AGUILLARD: 22, of the 2100 block of Gustave Street, Broussard. He was booked on resisting an officer. JAMIE ANDRE BALLARD: 32, of the 200 block of Maryland Drive, Baton Rouge. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant. Cedric James… Continue reading →

Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run accident in Hammond

State Police arrested a 32-year-old Amite man in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Hammond on Tuesday morning. Brandon Fowler was arrested in the wreck that killed Anand Singh Asi. Asi, 30, was riding a Cannondale Quick CX bicycle south on Morris Road shortly before 6 a.m. when Fowler’s truck struck the bicycle… Continue reading →

Ascension Sheriff's Office: Missing 84-year-old man with dementia found in Mississippi

Elphege Savoy, 84, was last seen leaving his Ascension Parish home at 9 a.m. Monday.

Update, 6 a.m. Tuesday: Elphege Savoy was found unharmed in Port Gibson, Mississippi, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Allison Hudson said overnight. Original story: Authorities are asking for help locating an 84-year-old man with dementia last seen leaving his Ascension Parish home Monday morning. Elphege Savoy drove away from his residence… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge man booked in rape of two young girls

Timothy Hall, 25

East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies arrested a 25-year-old Baton Rouge man on accusations he raped and exposed himself to two girls, ages 5 and 6. Timothy Evans Hall, whose address was not listed, was booked by deputies into Parish Prison on sex crime counts accusing him in the rape of the two young girls on two occasions… Continue reading →

Driver booked on third-offense drunk driving in Lafayette head-on collision that killed a 10-year-old

Photo provided by LAFAYETTE PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE -- Albert Sampy, 34, of Lafayette, is accused of vehicular homicide and third-offense OWI in an April 24, 2016, head-on collision on North University Avenue that killed a 10-year-old passenger in another vehicle.

A 10-year-old died in a head-on collision late Sunday in Lafayette that police say was caused by a suspected third-offense drunk driver. Police said 34-year-old Albert Sampy, of Lafayette, was driving a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee at 10:37 p.m. when he crossed the center line in the 200 block of North University Avenue and crashed head-on into… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for April 25

Arrests posted April 24, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. DEVANTE BABIN: 24, of the 1200 block of 12th Street, Lafayette. He was booked on failure to secure a driver’s license; having no safety belt; and two counts of warrant/bench warrant. KINSEY BEGNAUD: 25, of the 100 block of West Palermo Road,… Continue reading →

Woman found in Whiskey Bay was strangled; deputies search for leads, Iberville sheriff says

Elizabeth Ann Ferrell

Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said Monday he’s sending two deputies to Humble, Texas, in hopes of uncovering who killed a 29-year-old woman and dumped her body into Whiskey Bay. DNA testing and fingerprint analysis positively identified the woman, who’s body was found Saturday by a fisherman, as Elizabeth Ann Ferrell. Her last known address… Continue reading →

Sheriff’s office investigating possible homicide at Zachary home

A Zachary man was found dead at his residence Sunday night and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating it as a possible homicide. Stephen Kennedy, 62, 19640 Deer Creek Drive, was found at 8:45 p.m. after deputies went to check on his welfare. Anyone with information should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 225-389-5000 or… Continue reading →

Hammond man dies in motorcycle crash in Tickfaw Sunday afternoon

A 52-year-old Hammond man died Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle crash in Tickfaw, Louisiana State Police said. Michael S. McDonald was riding a Harley Davidson westbound on La. 1064 shortly after 3:30 p.m. when his motorcycle drove off the right side of the road in a curve and crashed into a culvert, said Trooper 1st Class… Continue reading →

Police: Woman arrested after entering a Duke Street home Sunday afternoon and stabbing a woman inside

Theresa Ross, 56

Baton Rouge Police arrested a 56-year-old woman accused of barging into another woman’s Duke Street home and stabbing her Sunday afternoon. Officers arrested Theresa Ross, of 2324 N. Acadian Thruway, on counts of attempted second-degree murder and home invasion after slashing the 51-year-old victim in the arm and chest during a confrontation at a home in… Continue reading →