Police and fire briefs for April 17, 2013

BR man accused
of attacking woman

Baton Rouge police Monday arrested a 43-year-old man accused of trying to rape a woman and attacking her while a child was in the bed with them.

John Robert Buford, 1635 E. Washington St., Baton Rouge, was booked in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on attempted simple rape and domestic abuse battery charges.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, when the woman refused to have sex with Buford, he ripped her panties off and tried to rape her.

The woman kicked Buford off the bed but he got back on it and bit the victim on the stomach, poked her in the eye and punched her in the face and chest, the affidavit says.

Police arrest man
in April 11 shooting

Baton Rouge police Tuesday arrested an 18-year-old man accused in a shooting Thursday on North Foster Drive.

Marcus Williams, 6126 Barksdale St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on one count of attempted first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

Two victims told police they walked into a convenience store at 4162 North Foster Drive and saw Williams inside, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

After leaving the store in their car, the victims said they noticed Williams following them north on North Foster in a gold car and that he shot at them as they tried to turn on Linden Street to avoid him, the affidavit says. One victim was hit once in the neck and taken to a hospital, the affidavit says.

BR man booked
in rape of woman

Baton Rouge police Tuesday arrested a 26-year-old man accused of picking up a woman on Plank Road on Jan. 21 and raping her at an unknown location.

Catrell Ike, 3305 Adams Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of aggravated rape.

The victim told officers she got into Ike’s car in the 3700 block of Plank Road for a ride home, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Ike then pulled out a large steak knife and forced the woman to perform oral sex on him while he drove to an unknown location, where he raped her, the affidavit says.

Ike took the victim home after she said she would give him some gas money, the affidavit says.

After Ike and the victim arrived at her home, the victim’s boyfriend confronted Ike, who brandished an ice pick but then ran away, the affidavit says.

Women accuse man
of exposing himself

Baton Rouge police Tuesday arrested a 25-year-old man accused of exposing his genitals to several women at a Race Trac gas station at 3037 Harding Blvd.

Kend Hunter, 114 Ave. A, Opelousas, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of obscenity.

A woman told the officer, who arrived at 7 a.m., that Hunter tried to catch her attention from a distance as she was pumping gas, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The woman said she walked over to Hunter’s vehicle because she thought he needed directions, the affidavit says.

The woman then saw Hunter with his genitals exposed and pleasuring himself, the affidavit says.

The woman walked back to her car and Hunter followed her in his vehicle and continued to watch her, the affidavit says.

Hunter later drove away and started circling the parking lot, the affidavit says.

The woman said she saw Hunter drive up to several other women in the parking lot and the cashier told the officer that several women complained about Hunter exposing himself, the affidavit says.

Rapides man booked
on DWI count

Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked him into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.

Delas Rashall, 24, 5 Stokes Road, Pineville, was booked on one count each of first-offense DWI, driving over the median, equipment violation and improper lane usage.

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