Sandals DNA leads to arrest in shooting
DNA evidence from a pair of sandals left at the scene of a fatal shooting May 17 led police to a man accused of helping his associates kill a 28-year-old man, according to an affidavit warrant.
Isaac Carr, 19, 5152 Bank St., was identified by the sandals he left while fleeing the scene of the crime, the affidavit says.
Carr was booked into Parish Prison on Tuesday on counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, booking records show.
Carr was the fifth suspect arrested in the slaying of Royal Anthony Jones outside his home in the Palms Apartments complex at 5665 McClelland Drive.
A female associated with Carr and the other five suspects apparently said she was raped by Jones’ cousin, the affidavit says.
That rape accusation led to the shooting, according to the affidavit.
17-year-old arrested in robbery on Scenic
Police arrested a 17-year-old man Wednesday accused of robbing two women on Scenic Highway at gunpoint, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Kevin Knighten, 2329 Gurney St., was booked into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery and possession of Schedule IV drugs, booking records show.
Knighten was identified by the two victims about 15 minutes after the alleged robbery, the affidavit says.
Alleged accomplice in stabbing booked
Police arrested a woman Wednesday accused of helping her friend stab another woman about 13 times, according to an affidavit warrant.
Cameron Motensbocker, 22, 1832 Blouin Ave., was booked into Parish Prison on counts of principal to attempted second-degree murder, booking records show.
The stabbing happened at a gas station June 15 about 12:15 a.m., the affidavit says.
Kidnapping attempt, beating ends in arrest
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a homeless man accused Tuesday of trying to kidnap his ex-girlfriend, beating her and stealing $26 from her, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Sean Green, 41, of Baton Rouge, beat the victim, causing “multiple injuries to her back, both arms, face and head,” the affidavit says.
According to the affidavit, Green was picked up because of the victim’s description of his vehicle — a white Chevrolet Impala with pink heart stickers on it.
He was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted simple kidnapping, second-degree battery, theft and aggravated burglary, booking records show.
Police say DNA links man to cold-case rape
A 49-year-old man has been booked following a cold case investigation into a 2008 rape, police Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said Wednesday in a news release.
Anthony Smith, 4735 Hatcher Ave., was booked Tuesday with second-degree kidnapping and forcible rape, McKneely said.
Smith was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, where he was already being held on an unrelated charge.
Smith’s DNA linked him to the crime, McKneely said.
Although the Police Department has solved cold cases in the past, Smith’s arrest is the first associated with the department’s newly formed Cold Case Division, McKneely said.
Deputies arrest trio in carjacking attempt
Sheriff’s deputies arrested three men just before noon Wednesday accused of trying to rob and carjack a woman near Jefferson Highway and Floynell Drive.
Deputies working undercover were buying gas at a Circle K at Floynell and Jefferson when they saw a red pickup traveling erratically down Jefferson, spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.
The truck turned into a bar parking lot on Floynell.
Two men got out of the truck and walked toward a woman across the street, where one pointed a gun at her and demanded the keys to her car, Hicks said.
The undercover deputies heard the woman scream and rushed to the scene, Hicks said. One of the suspects, a 15-year-old, surrendered to deputies.
Another suspect, Ahmed Muhammad, 17, 229 W. Washington St., ran from the scene into a wooded area behind the bar, where a deputy chased him. Muhammad turned and confronted the deputy while armed with the pistol, Hicks said.
One of the deputies pulled out a gun and fired a shot at Muhammad, hitting a nearby car, Hicks said.
Muhammad eventually surrendered to deputies.
The third suspect, a 14-year-old boy who was driving the pickup, drove away.
Deputies later pulled him over and arrested him, Hicks said.
Muhammad was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault on a peace officer, Hicks said.
The juveniles were booked into Juvenile Detention Center, the 15-year-old boy on a count of attempted armed robbery, and the 14-year-old boy on a count of principal to armed robbery.
Man, 28, booked with indecent behavior
A Baton Rouge man has been arrested and booked in an indecent behavior with juveniles case, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said in a news release Wednesday.
Ory Sellers, 28, 1191 Marlbrook Drive, was booked Tuesday as part of a joint investigation involving the Attorney General’s High Technology Crime and Fugitive Apprehension Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators executed a search warrant based upon information received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which led to Seller’s arrest, Caldwell said in the release.
He was booked into Parish Prison.
Bail was set at $20,000, Caldwell said.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.