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Bicyclist struck, killed on La. 1 in Iberville Parish early Sunday

. A bicyclist was struck and killed early Sunday on La. 1 in Iberville Parish, Louisiana State Police said. Shortly after 2 a.m., Joshua White, 22, of Plaquemine, was riding his bicycle southbound on La. 1 south of La 75. At the same time, Albert Johnson Jr., 50, of Wichita Falls, Texas, was traveling southbound on La. 1… Continue reading →

Lafayette crime blotter for May 28, 2016

Arrests posted May 28, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website: Joshua F. Adams: 27, of the 100 block of Boulder Creek Parkway, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Ronald J. Batiste: 53, of the 400 block of St. John Street, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass. Hunter… Continue reading →

One person wounded after several shots fired on La Annie Drive Saturday afternoon, Baton Rouge Police report

One person was taken the hospital Saturday afternoon after being shot in the leg, Baton Rouge police reported. Several shots were fired around 2:25 p.m. in the 1700 block of La Annie Drive, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely Jr., a spokesman for the Baton Rouge Police Department. The victim, who was not identified, was taken to the… Continue reading →

Six people 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 Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: Doss Berry, 21, 4500 Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.… Continue reading →

Accidental shooting results in 18-year-old in Parish Prison, teenager with serious wound, Baton Rouge police report

Nehemiah Shavers, 18, negligent injuring, illegal use of weapon, illegal possession of stolen things

Baton Rouge police on Friday arrested a man accused of shooting his teenage cousin while playing with a gun, leaving the boy with life-threatening injuries. The teenager and his cousin, 18-year-old Nehemiah Shavers, were playing with a pistol at a Nebraska Street address when Shavers fired the gun, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department’s report.… Continue reading →

Four booked on DWI in East Baton Rouge from between Wednesday and Friday

Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between Wednesday afternoon and Friday afternoon, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: — Maurdell Flowers, 33, 18733 Samuels Road, Zachary, first-offense DWI, failure to maintain control, reckless operation… Continue reading →

A St. Landry Parish grand jury this week indicted four people in three murder cases, KATC-TV reported. Suspects were indicted in the December killing of Akeem Ceasar and the March killings of Kevin Roberts and Kenric Castille. Read the story at KATC-TV.… Continue reading →

No cause for former Parkview Baptist student's arrest in alleged December rape, Orleans commissioner finds

Pryce Fletcher, 18

An Orleans Parish magistrate commissioner found insufficient evidence for the arrest in New Orleans last month of a Baton Rouge teenager accused of raping a 16-year-old girl the night after his high school’s state championship football game in December. Pryce Fletcher, 19, was booked on a simple rape count last month and released on… Continue reading →

Arrest made in shooting death of East Feliciana Parish School Board member Broderick Brooks

Jacquez Tremaine Griffin, 19, of 2918 Chippewa St., was arrested Thursday night in the shooting death of East Feliciana Parish School Board member Broderick Brooks earlier this week, according to Baton Rouge police.

The 19-year-old man suspected of robbing and fatally shooting East Feliciana Parish School Board member Broderick Brooks earlier this week confessed to the crime after investigators searched his home, discovering the gun they believe was used in the crime, authorities said. The Baton Rouge Police Department announced Friday morning that Jacquez Tremaine Griffin, 2918… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for May 27

Arrests posted May 26, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. ANTONIA AMOS: 48, of the 200 block of Belfast Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant. RUDOLPH ARCHON: 18, of the 200 block of Odile Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary and resisting an officer.… Continue reading →

CVS and Walgreens to sell heroin overdose antidote without individual prescription in Louisiana

Photo provided by CVS -- A CVS pharmacist assembles naloxone kits. CVS announced Wednesday that it would be making naloxone, an antidote to overdoses from heroin and other opioid drugs, available in early June in Louisiana without an individual prescription. Health advocates say this should help stop overdoses in the state.

National pharmacy giant CVS said this week that naloxone — a quick-acting antidote to overdoses from heroin and other opioids — will be available without an individual prescription in all 132 of its Louisiana pharmacies by early June. The Rhode Island-based company said the move in Louisiana is part of an effort to broaden access to… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge man accused of raping, providing drugs to 12-year-old girl

Antoine Addison, 25

Baton Rouge police arrested a 25-year-old man accused with another unidentified man of providing drugs to a then 12-year-old runaway girl and raping her at a Baton Rouge motel more than a year ago. The girl told detectives that a man, later identified by police as Antoine Addison, picked her up while she was hanging out in… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge man accused of making two young boys smoke marijuana

A 29-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of making his 8- and 10-year-old relatives smoke weed was arrested Wednesday on cruelty counts. Jason Louis Taylor, of 4929 McClelland Drive, rolled marijuana blunts and provided them to the young boys on several occasions, instructing the children to smoke it, a Baton Rouge police report says. The 8-year-old boy… Continue reading →

Robber yells out his name to victim during February armed robbery, police report; Denham Springs man arrested Wednesday

Robert Connor, 28

Baton Rouge police arrested a 28-year-old Denham Springs man who screamed his full name at a victim during a February armed robbery. Robert Connor stole the victim’s wallet at gunpoint in the 9900 block of Florida Boulevard on Feb. 4, telling the victim he’d just gotten out of jail, a Baton Rouge police report says.… Continue reading →

Inmate flees work assignment, found 30 minutes later, Lafayette Sheriff’s Office reports

A Lafayette Parish inmate fled from his work crew assignment for about 30 minutes Thursday afternoon before deputies found him about a half-mile away, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office reported. The inmate, 21-year-old Wayne Angelle, has been in jail since April 30 on six counts of simple burglary and in lieu of $60,000 bail, according to… Continue reading →

Video: Capitol rally in honor of Southern student shot to death in April urges justice, end to violence

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- As Sen. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, second from left, watches, Jakaidyn Tillman, 13, gets a hug from Sen. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, D-Baton Rouge, center. Jakaidyn Tillman is the son of Theresa Tillman, the mother of Lashuntae Benton, one of the 19-year-old Southern University students killed in April, who organized the demonstration against gun violence and black-on-black violence on the State Capital steps Thursday morning May 26, 2016. From left clockwise, Ashanti Curtis, Regina Barrow, Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, Jakaidyn Tillman, Miranda Morgan, Willie King III and Lydia Larce.

Theresa Tillman’s 19-year-old daughter, Lashuntae Benton, has remained a constant presence in her thoughts since the Southern University sophomore was fatally shot outside an off-campus party in April. “Every day, all day, every second,” Tillman said Thursday morning from the steps of the State Capitol, where a group of friends and relatives… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for May 26

Arrests posted May 25, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. RYAN ARCENEAUX: 45, of the 200 block of Teurlings Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on hold for St. Martin Parish and two counts of warrant/bench warrant. SHEA ARCENEAUX: 23, of the 3500 block of Olivier Road, Jeanerette. He was booked on misdemeanor… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge police: Man in custody after forcing woman into vehicle, taking her to home

. Update, noon Thursday: The man taken into custody Thursday has been identified as Frederick Harris, 41, of 4874 Longfellow Drive. Harris has been charged with second-degree kidnapping, domestic abuse battery, simple criminal damage to property and simple assault. Original story: A man is in custody after police say he forced a woman into a vehicle… Continue reading →

Patterson man convicted Wednesday of using stolen identities to file tax returns, taking $815,000 in refunds

A federal jury on Wednesday found a Patterson man guilty in a scheme to use stolen identities to file fake tax returns and pocket more than $815,000 in refunds, according to U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley’s office. The three-day trial involving 36-year-old Louis W. Carbins Jr. ended after 30 minutes of jury deliberation, Finley’s office said in… Continue reading →

St. Mary Parish inmate and his aunt accused of trying to bribe officer to smuggle contraband into jail

A St. Mary Parish inmate and his aunt are accused of trying to bribe a corrections officer to smuggle contraband into the jail. Authorities arrested the inmate, 31-year-old Therold James, of Bayou Vista, and his 56-year-old aunt, Geraldine James of Berwick, on Tuesday after the officer went undercover to accept a package filled… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge man booked after video of sexual encounter posted on Instagram

Gerald Alexander

A sex video posted early Tuesday morning to Instagram, a photo-sharing social media outlet, led deputies to arrest a Baton Rouge man later that day after his former girlfriend called the Sheriff’s Office. The victim told East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies that a man she didn’t know tagged her early Tuesday morning in an Instagram video of… Continue reading →

Lafayette man indicted in two-year-old shooting death

A Lafayette man was indicted Wednesday on a count of second-degree murder in a 2014 shooting death that went unsolved for more than a year. Cody Ramon Brown, 33, is charged in the Nov. 21, 2014, killing of Dwayne Lee Batiste Jr., who was 22 when he was shot and killed on West Gilman Road near… Continue reading →

Officers book 15 on DWI in East Baton Rouge from Monday to Wednesday

Authorities arrested at least 15 people suspected of driving while intoxicated, including one man arrested on his third offense, in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Monday and noon Wednesday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: — Ronald Adams, 62, 8850 Main St.,… Continue reading →

Gonzales Police: Former East Ascension teacher accused of having sex with 17-year-old student

Louis Carl Aguillard

A former 34-year-old assistant athletic trainer and health teacher at East Ascension High School was arrested Wednesday afternoon on allegations he had sex with a 17-year-old female student, city police said. Louis Carl Aguillard, 39340 Hunters Trace, Prairieville, was booked on two counts of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a… Continue reading →

Police: Baton Rouge woman drunkenly, repeatedly rams stolen car into home, bites one officer, grabs another's testicles

Rachel Champella Myles

A Baton Rouge woman who spent part of Tuesday morning ramming a stolen vehicle through a Washington Street house that belongs to her child’s father only went down after a fight, a police report says. Early Tuesday morning Rachel Champella Myles, 25, stole a Mercury Mountaineer and went to the Washington Street home, where she drove… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for May 25

Arrests posted May 24, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. DONTREVIOUS BEN: 17, of Lafayette. He was booked on principal to simple burglary. KOBE BIBBINS: 17, of the 200 block of Brockton Drive, Carencro. He was booked on felony theft. JONATHAN BOUDREAUX: 35, of the 100 block of Coach… Continue reading →

New details in East Feliciana School Board member's death: Shot in chest, items taken from car, engine running

Broderick Brooks

Whoever fatally shot East Feliciana Parish School Board member Broderick Brooks early Monday morning in north Baton Rouge rifled through his car and took a handful of items after blasting him several times in the chest. Two Baton Rouge homicide detectives found Brooks dead behind the wheel of his Nissan Altima in front of… Continue reading →

St. Mary Parish man booked on drug counts; authorities seize marijuana plants

Photo provided by ST. MARY PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE -- Deputies on May 22, 2016, arrested Charles Adams Jr., 64, of Verdunville, after finding 53 live marijuana plants inside the man's shed, where he had a grow operation established, according to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

St. Mary Parish authorities this week arrested a 64-year-old man and seized 53 marijuana plants from his personal growing operation, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies investigating a separate complaint at the home of Charles Adams Jr., of 1291 Prairie Road Circle, on Sunday night “smelled the strong odor of raw marijuana”… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for May 24

Arrests posted May 23, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s web site. WASHINGTON MARTIN ALEXANDER: 35, of the 900 block of Landry Road, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on fugitive. TONY FRANK BAILEY: 59, of the 100 block of Sixth Street, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace and vagrancy.… Continue reading →

Two killed in head-on crash in East Feliciana Parish early Tuesday

Two men were killed in a crash in East Feliciana Parish early Tuesday, Louisiana State Police said. Shortly after midnight, Julius Packnett, 35, of Centreville, Mississippi, was driving a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria southbound on La. 19 south of La. 422. For unknown reasons, his vehicle crossed the center line into the northbound lane and collided… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge police: Woman injured in shooting at Longfellow Park Monday night

A 21-year-old woman was shot Monday night at BREC’s Longfellow Park at 5201 Longfellow Drive, police said. The woman’s injuries are not life-threatening at this time, said Sgt. Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge police spokesman. A preliminary investigation showed that the shooting may have stemmed from a verbal altercation, Coppola said. There are no suspects at this time. The shooting happened… Continue reading →