Police and Fire briefs for July 10, 2013

BR man arrested
in robbery of store

A Baton Rouge man accused of robbing a Circle K convenience store on June 27 was arrested Tuesday.

Christopher Bingham, 20, 573 Lettsworth St., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of armed robbery, prison records show.

Bingham pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the cashier after he and another man walked into the Circle K at 2205 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., at 10:42 p.m., an affidavit of probable cause says.

Bingham and his accomplice took the money, then ran out to a waiting black Nissan Altima, the affidavit says.

Before police could catch the vehicle, Bingham and the other man abandoned it and ran away, the affidavit says.

Police identified Bingham as one of the robbers when they found his wallet in the getaway car.

BR woman arrested
in attack on women

Baton Rouge police Monday arrested a 19-year-old Baton Rouge woman accused of kicking in a door and attacking a mother and daughter with a pipe.

Police booked India Bush, 4029 Southpark Drive, into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of home invasion and aggravated battery, prison records show.

The incident occurred April 28 in the 2700 block of West Amite Street, according to an affidavit warrant.

Bush and another woman went to the victim’s house to fight her daughter, and when the daughter locked the door behind her, Bush kicked it in and attacked the daughter, the warrant says.

When the victim and her husband tried to stop the fight, Bush hit her leg with the pipe, the warrant says.

Police officer, wife
involved in fight

A Baton Rouge police officer and his wife were each issued misdemeanor summons Tuesday on domestic abuse battery after getting into a fight early Friday.

Cpl. Larry Walters, 38, and his wife, Angela, 36, suffered minor injuries from the fight, said police Lt. Don Kelly.

Walters, 13-year veteran assigned to the U.S. Marshals Task Force, has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation of the incident.

Three booked
with DWI in EBR

Authorities arrested at least three 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:

  • Michael Ledet, 23, 1830 E. Rosedown St., Gonzales, first-offense DWI and stop sign/yield sign violation.
  • Larry Mitchell, 45, 8245 Prescott Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and improper passing.
  • Noah Wooders, 40, 2275 Valley St., Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, operating a vehicle while driver’s license suspended for prior offense, and one-way street violation.

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