Police and fire briefs for May 22, 2013

Suspect in bar-fight death surrenders

A Baton Rouge man accused of punching a man during a bar fight who later died of his injuries surrendered to authorities Tuesday, police said.

Andres Gonzalez, 27, 2225 College Drive, was to be booked on one count of second-degree murder in the death of 39-year-old Raphael Domino Jr., police Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.

Gonzalez is accused of punching Domino during a May 5 fight at the End Zone Daiquiri & Bar on Plank Road, authorities have said. Domino was punched and then fell to the ground, striking his head, police said.

East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. Beau Clark said Domino died May 12 from “blunt force craniocerebral injuries.”

Man booked in theft, kidnapping, shooting

Baton Rouge police arrested a 24-year-old man Tuesday accused of kidnapping a man Sunday and driving him around before taking his cellphone and shooting him in the leg.

Damion Williams, 24, 801 Swan St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery and kidnapping.

The victim was walking near Winbourne Avenue and Mission Drive around 1:20 a.m. when a gold Toyota sport utility vehicle with four people inside approached him, according to a warrant for Williams’ arrest.

Williams and two other people pulled out handguns and ordered the victim into the vehicle, the warrant says.

They drove him around and went through the victim’s pockets, taking his cellphone.

After Williams and the others stopped the SUV in the 4900 block of Oaklan, the victim tried to run off as Williams pulled out a gun and shot at him three to four times, hitting him in the leg, the warrant says.

Police seeking three
‘bait car’ burglars

Baton Rouge police are trying to identify people who burglarized a police ‘bait car’ in two separate incidents.

Police employ bait cars to attract and arrest would-be car thieves.

Three men were spotted in surveillance footage burglarizing the bait car at 9 p.m. May 7 in the 1100 block of Myrtle Street, police Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said in a news release.

The men appear to be wearing light-colored shirts and have close-cropped haircuts in the photo.

Another man was seen in a second surveillance photo burglarizing the car at 3 p.m. Jan. 29 in the 1300 block of Blount Road, McKneely said.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact police at (225) 389-3824 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

LSU police seek pair in use of stolen card

LSU police are looking for two people suspected of using a credit card stolen in an armed robbery on campus last month.

The credit card was among items stolen during an armed robbery April 27 at Dalrymple Drive and Infirmary Lane, LSU police said in a news release.

Three teenagers were arrested shortly after the incident and the victim’s cellphone was recovered, the release said, but his wallet and credit card were not found.

A man and woman pictured in a surveillance photo released Tuesday by LSU police are suspected of using the credit card at Baton Rouge area retail stores, the release says.

The man is seen wearing an olive green T-shirt and a white baseball cap; the woman is wearing a pink tracksuit with white trim.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call LSU police at (225) 578-3231 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

Woman accused of beating stepdaughter

A woman accused of whipping her 5-year-old stepdaughter with a belt and phone charger was arrested Monday.

Kenya Harris, 33, 5752 Kilona Drive, was booked with cruelty to juveniles, East Baton Rouge Parish Prison records show.

Harris was caring for her stepdaughter during a weekend in early May, an arrest warrant says.

She called the child’s mother May 6 to say the child slipped and fell while she was mopping the floor, an arrest warrant says.

The mother took her daughter to an emergency room for further evaluation, the warrant says, and doctors determined the injuries were not caused by a fall.

The victim had bruises on the right leg and buttocks, scabs on her lower lip, a cut to her right ear and several bruises to the right side of her back and leg, the warrant says.

The victim told her mother and authorities that Harris whipped her with a belt and phone charger, the warrant says.

2 booked with DWI in EBR Parish Prison

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

Those booked and the counts against them:

David Henriksen, 54, 12233 E. Sheraton Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, equipment violation, failure to signal and improper turn.

Seth Segura, 22, 5519 Williamette St., New Iberia, first-offense DWI, drinking in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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