Police and Fire Briefs for Dec. 16, 2012

Teen accused of touching 11-year-old

A 19-year-old, who was taken in by a family after he suffered a tragedy, is accused of sexually touching one of the family’s young daughters, arrest records show.

Trevis Keandre Hargrove, 16317 Tillotson Road, Gonzales, was arrested Friday on counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and sexual battery.

Hargrove is accused of touching the girl in 2011, when she was 11, while she and her family visited a relative in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The victim told investigators that Hargrove slid his arm down her back while the two of them sat on a sofa watching television.

“When she asked (Hargrove) what he was doing, he would pretend it was an accident,” the arrest affidavit says.

Hargrove also is accused of touching the girl other times, including at her home and when he went with the family to University United Methodist Church at LSU.

The girl’s father told detectives that he and his family had cared for Hargrove since 2008, after an unspecified tragedy struck Hargrove’s family. The victim, now 12, told investigators that Hargrove lived with the family between late 2011 and January 2012.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s office booked Hargrove on a count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

The LSU Police booked him on a count of sexual battery.

Father accused of beating 5-year-old

A 26-year-old man Saturday was accused of beating his 5-year-old son, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

An administrator at the child’s elementary school noticed the boy had significant injuries and contacted authorities, the affidavit says.

Hospital personnel determined the injuries were caused intentionally, the affidavit says.

A police officer noticed the boy had bruises and scars on his back and buttocks, the affidavit says.

The boy told the officer that his mother and father, Migail Donaldson, beat him with an extension cord, the affidavit says.

Donaldson could not “definitively explain” to police how his son was injured, the affidavit says.

Donaldson, 734 N. 47th St., was booked into Parish Prison on one count of cruelty to juveniles.

Man booked in theft from wife’s home

Police arrested a 25-year-old man Friday afternoon accused of entering his estranged wife’s home without her permission and damaging and stealing her property, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The victim said Anthony Winfield, her estranged husband, entered her home and burned several of her pictures. Winfield then kicked open the door to her bedroom and stole her purse, the affidavit says.

The victim hit a panic button on her alarm for help, the affidavit says.

Winfield, 4610 Beechwood Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of home invasion, simple criminal damage to property, theft and disturbing the peace.

Man arrested in armed robbery

Police arrested a 19-year-old man Friday accused in a January armed robbery of five people on Wilbur Street, arrest records show.

Louis Leboyd “Scooter” Cryer, 2074 74th Ave., was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of armed robbery and illegal possession of stolen firearms.

The five victims were robbed by several people at gunpoint Jan. 27 outside 8795 Wilbur St., according to a warrant for Cryer’s arrest.

The robbers took more than $3,600 in cash, five cellphones, debit cards and IDs from the five victims, the warrant says.

Later that night, Cryer went to a hospital near Wilbur Street with a gunshot wound to his leg, the warrant says.

Cryer gave the investigating detective several different statements about how he was shot, the warrant says.

The detective could not verify any of Cryer’s statements.

Detectives searched Cryer’s home Feb. 27 and found debit cards and IDs belonging to two of the five victims, the warrant says.

Detectives searched his home again Friday and found two loaded handguns and ammunition in his bedroom, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

One of the guns had been stolen Oct. 24 from someone’s car in the 8000 block of Edwin Street.

Cryer said he knew the guns were in his room but that he had just taken them from his younger brother, the affidavit says.

Four arrested on suspicion of DWI

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

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Nicholas Alleman, 24, 58435 Anthony St., Plaquemine, first-offense DWI and backing unsafely.
  • Randolph Hymes, 23, 5637 Denova St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, equipment violation and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Donald Scott, 36, 275 W. Chafont St., Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, driver’s license not in possession and disturbing the peace by intoxication.
  • Brian Zeno, 58, 5002 Creek Valley Drive, Zachary, first-offense DWI and speeding.

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