Police and fire briefs for Aug. 29, 2013

Man held, allegedly posed as federal agent

A 59-year-old Zachary man who allegedly told several people that he was a federal agent and “was the law out here” has been arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of impersonating a police officer.

George Norwood, 22680 Tucker Road, Zachary, made the claim to a number of people, according to an affidavit warrant.

One victim told deputies Norwood showed up at her house on Aug. 18 and identified himself as a U.S. marshal. The victim said he displayed a five-point badge hanging from his neck and demanded to see her sons, the warrant says.

She said Norwood kept fiddling with the badge so she could not read it and screamed and cursed at her when she told him her sons were not home, the affidavit says.

Norwood also allegedly walked up to about 25 people on the Comite River on May 5, 2011, with an AK-47 and handgun, saying he was investigating drug trafficking on the river, the warrant says. Norwood denied the allegations, saying Mardi Gras beads were the closest thing that he had to a badge, the warrant says.

Man arrested in assault of daughter’s ex-fiancé

Baton Rouge police have arrested a 57-year-old city man who is accused of yanking his daughter’s ex-fiancé out of his car on June 18, throwing him to the ground and stomping on his head.

Mark Bowling, 1302 Albans Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of second-degree battery, prison records show.

Bowling is accused of running his car into the car the victim was sitting in at an address on Stumberg Lane about 4:45 p.m. on June 18. He then got out and yanked the victim from his car, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

After stomping on the victim’s head, Bowling ran up to the victim’s mother, “pushed her with his chest into the car and began yelling at her,” the affidavit says.

Deputies arrest suspect in frozen meat attack

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Baton Rouge man Tuesday who is accused of throwing frozen meat at his wife “in a fit of rage” after she refused to give him money to mow the grass, an affidavit of probable cause says.

Deputies booked Reginald Elione Brumfield, 48, 7435 Green Gate Drive, into Parish Prison on counts of domestic abuse battery.

The victim told deputies she refused to give him money because he has a drug problem and does not have a job, the affidavit says. He also allegedly punched the victim in the face after throwing the meat at her, the affidavit says.

Driver, 25, accused of pointing gun at motorist

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly pointed a 9 mm handgun at a driver on Interstate 12 because he was late for work and did not want that driver getting in front of him.

State Police booked Mark Rogillio, 25, 7525 Menlo Drive, into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated assault, prison records show.

The trooper had pulled another motorist over on the I-12 entrance ramp at Essen Lane for erratic driving when another vehicle pulled up and said someone had just pointed a gun on the interstate, Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer said.

The trooper immediately left in search of the vehicle, a Toyota Solara, and its driver, Sandifer said. He said the trooper pulled the Solara over as Rogillio tried to exit I-12 at Airline Highway and found a .22-caliber handgun, along with another handgun in the car.

The same trooper had arrested Rogillio in July 2012 for DWI and speeding, Sandifer said.

Two arrested after authorities find meth

Two people were arrested Tuesday night after authorities responded to reports of someone being burned and found a meth lab in their kitchen.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies booked Amanda Henderson, 25, and Gerard Mark Ische-Degruiter, 27, both of 7940 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of creation of a meth lab, possession of drug paraphernalia and cruelty to juveniles, Sheriff’s spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.

When Baton Rouge Fire Department personnel arrived at the residence, they found “a pot on the stove, empty packages of cold pills, stripped lithium batteries, along with drug use paraphernalia in the apartment,” Hicks said.

Anderson and Ische-Degruiter, along with their 5-year-old daughter, were transported to a hospital after they were decontaminated by the Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Unit, Hicks said.

Three people booked on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish — including a Baton Rouge man on a fourth-offense DWI — and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Tony Hudson, 32, 11070 Mead Road, Baton Rouge, fourth-offense DWI, speeding, improper lane usage, refusing to perform a toxicology test, possession of alcohol in a vehicle and operating a vehicle while driver’s license is suspended for a prior offense.

Justin Vaughn, 27, 2569 Yazoo St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and improper lane usage.

Emily Westin, 24, 12074 Newcastle Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and improper left/right turns.

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