Police and fire briefs for Jan. 29, 2013

Shooting, cemetery fight lead to arrest

Sheriff’s deputies Sunday arrested a 22-year-old man accused of shooting at four people in an SUV on Jan. 12 near Wilbur and Jay streets after breaking the windows of the SUV with a baseball bat at a cemetery, according to an arrest warrant.

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies responding to a shooting in the 2500 block of Jay Street discovered that family members had been fighting in a cemetery at 12555 Sunshine Road after a family member was buried there, the warrant says.

During the fight, Dabre Smith allegedly took a baseball bat from the trunk of a car and bashed the rear window and rear passenger window of a relative’s sport utility vehicle the warrant says.

Smith then drove off in his aunt’s vehicle, the warrant says. The SUV’s driver and three other people followed Smith in the SUV, the warrant says.

As the driver of the SUV approached intersection of Wilbur and Jay streets, he saw Smith standing in the middle of Jay Street, the warrant says.

Smith then pointed a gun at the SUV and shot, the warrant says.

Smith, 8725 Wilbur St., was booked into Parish Prison on four counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count each of aggravated criminal damage to property, simple criminal damage to property, hit and run, and illegal use of a weapon.

Man held in sex case involving 15-year-old

Baton Rouge police Sunday arrested a 19-year-old man accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a 15-year-old girl, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Harlan Harper, 19, 12738 Lockhaven Ave., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

The incident happened at the victim’s home, police spokesman Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said.

17-year-old arrested
on indecency count

Baton Rouge police Sunday arrested a 17-year-old Baker man accused of trapping a 13-year-old girl in a bathroom at a home on Fairfield Drive and then sexually assaulting her, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

James Green, 17, 2116 E. Azalea Drive, Baker, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of false imprisonment, indecent behavior with a juvenile and simple battery.