Police and fire briefs for Dec. 10, 2012

Man arrested for attempted murder

Baton Rouge police arrested Tommy Lerord Baker Saturday morning after he fired a shotgun three times at a man Baker said he considered a threat to his family, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Police booked Baker, 29, 1115 N. 35th St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on one count each of attempted second-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm.

Baker told police that earlier in the evening, he broke up a fight between his wife and two others outside a night club. When the couple arrived home, they discovered a man had followed them, Baker told police. The man told Baker “he was going to shut them down and handle them,” the affidavit says.

Baker grabbed a Browning 12-gauge shotgun from under a mattress where his children slept, ran outside and fired about three shots at the victim, striking him in the back, the affidavit says.

Baker told police he “messed up,” but he was protecting his family, the affidavit says.

The victim was taken to a hospital and treated for his injuries.

EBR officers book
13 on DWI counts

Authorities arrested at least 13 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Adam Boudreaux, 29, 8843 Lochness Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Kristen Grace, 21, 3730 Cole Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, license plate required, motor vehicle inspection required and driver’s license suspended/revoked.
  • William Heflin, 47, 165 Heatherwood Drive, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Michael Hendrix, 52, 7240 Boone Drive, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, driver’s license not in possession and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Sarah Jones, 25, 579 Highway 1183, Simmesport, first-offense DWI.
  • Ryan Leblanc, 40, 16098 Bluff Road, Prairieville, first-offense DWI, license plate required and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Jonathan Ledoux, 29, 1044 Rougeau Lane, Mamou, first-offense DWI, speeding and possession of alcohol in the vehicle.
  • Darlin Leon, 34, 15395 Palmetto Lane, Prairieville, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and operating vehicle without a lawful presence in U.S.
  • Nathan Matticks, 40, 1728 Applewood Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Van Mayhall, 66, 1122 Thoreau Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Gregory Stewart, 49, 4150 72nd Ave., No. 525, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and possession of alcoholic beverage in vehicle.
  • Michael Victorian, 29, 1514 Stoveleigh Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Kyle Weber, 33, 727 N. Coventry Drive, second-offense DWI.

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