10-year-old bicyclist killed in accident
A 10-year-old child riding his bicycle on Greenwell Street near Satinwood Drive was hit by a car and died later Monday night, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said.
Kyre Wilson was riding his bicycle in the street at 9:24 p.m. when he allegedly crossed the path of an oncoming car, spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.
The driver who hit Wilson stopped and called 911, Hicks said.
Wilson, of East Monarch Avenue, was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries, Hicks said.
The incident is still under investigation, Hicks said.
Police seek suspect
in Chase Bank theft
Police are looking for a man they say robbed a Chase Bank on Goodwood Boulevard on Tuesday.
The man entered the bank at 8578 Goodwood around 2:15 p.m., walked up to the counter and gave a teller a note demanding cash, Lt. Don Kelly said in a news release.
The robber did not show a weapon or claim to be armed, Kelly said.
The suspect is described as white, 60 to 70 years old, 6 feet and 150 to 160 pounds, Kelly said.
He was last seeing walking away from the bank, wearing a dark-colored jacket, sunglasses and a floppy hat, Kelly said.
Anyone with information on the robbery can contact the Robbery Division at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Baker woman cited with animal cruelty
A Baker woman was issued a misdemeanor summons Tuesday for one count of animal cruelty after more than 40 animals were removed from her home, which authorities described as uninhabitable.
East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control and Rescue Center investigators located Cindy Browning, 53, late Monday after finding 17 dogs, 25 cats and a bird at 12621 Centerra Court, said Hilton Cole, director of the center. The condition of the residence was unfit for animals, he said.
Browning signed ownership of the animals over to the center, which turned them over to the East Baton Rouge Parish Companion Animal Alliance, Cole said.
The alliance is having all of the animals evaluated for illnesses, he said.
Traps were set at the Centerra residence to catch additional animals that might be hiding in the walls, which were pocked with holes, Cole said. Those that are caught also will be turned over to the alliance.
Police arrest man, 26, in cookout shooting
Police arrested a man Monday accused of firing an assault rifle into a crowd of people in April, according to an arrest warrant.
James Thibo, 26, 3579 Wayne Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of attempted first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and simple damage to property, Parish Prison records show.
Thibo went to a cookout near Evangeline Street on April 8 looking for a woman but was told she was not there, the warrant said.
Thibo argued with someone at the cookout about the woman being inside a house, the warrant said.
He left, but came back and parked his car in the 4600 block of Lemonwood Drive, the warrant said.
Thibo walked toward the group of people at the cookout carrying what witnesses first thought was a black T-shirt but turned out to be an SKS assault rifle, the warrant said.
Thibo fired 13 shots in the crowd’s direction, but nobody was hit, the warrant said. Three cars and a house were struck by gunfire.
East Brookstown shooting arrest made
Police arrested a suspect Tuesday in the shooting of a man on East Brookstown Drive on Monday, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Police found a man shot in his right leg around 11:45 p.m. in the 4800 block of East Brookstown, the affidavit said.
The victim told police that Era Alexcee, 28, came to his house with three other men and began arguing with him, the affidavit said.
As they were arguing, a car drove up, and someone inside pointed a gun out of the window and fired shots into the air, the affidavit said.
The victim said Alexcee then pulled out a gun and shot at him three times, hitting him in the leg once, the affidavit said.
The victim gave police a description of Alexcee and the three men with him, the affidavit said; police found Alexcee and the others, one of whom was a juvenile, on Merrydale Avenue.
Alexcee, 7225 Albany St., was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of attempted second-degree murder, illegal discharge of a firearm and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
Deputy fired, booked with forged excuse
An East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputy accused of forgery was arrested Tuesday, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Shanequa Lovely, 22, had called in sick to work Friday, spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a news release.
Lovely had excessive absences, so her supervisor asked her to provide a doctor’s excuse when returning to work, Hicks said.
Lovely turned in an old excuse with altered dates, she said.
The supervisor contacted the doctor’s office, which confirmed the forgery, Hicks said.
Lovely admitted to forging the note so she could have a paid absence instead of an unpaid absence, she said.
She was fired and booked into Parish Prison on one count of forgery, Hicks said.
Lovely had worked for the Sheriff’s Office since 2010 at Parish Prison, she said.
Tiger Bend residence damaged by blaze
A Tiger Bend Road residence was damaged Tuesday morning in a fire, the St. George Fire Protection District said.
Firefighters were called to 15550 Tiger Bend at 9:23 a.m., and the fire was extinguished 16 minutes later, St. George spokesman Eldon Ledoux said.
The fire started in the kitchen and spread to the attic, Ledoux said.
No one was injured, but electricity in the house had to be turned off, Ledoux said.
Authorities book three DWI suspects
Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Joshua Goodrich, 21, 16159 Feliciana Ave., Prairieville, second-offense DWI, disobeying a red light, improper lane usage and reckless operation of a vehicle.
- James Poche, 18, 7402 Robinson Drive, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI and failure to maintain control.
- Susan Stringer, 54, 642 Meadow Bend Drive, second-offense DWI, simple escape and failure to maintain control.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.