Police and fire briefs for Aug. 31, 2013

Two arrested in assault, robbery on Avenue I

Baton Rouge police arrested two men Thursday accused of robbing a man at gunpoint Aug. 8 and striking him in the face several times, breaking his nose.

Police booked Damien M. Wilson, 29, 9963 Avenue I, Baton Rouge, and Raymond Williams, 29, 208 Cypress St., Baker, into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery and aggravated second-degree battery, according to warrants for their arrest.

Wilson and Williams are accused of walking up to the victim in the 10000 block of Avenue I around 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, punching him in the face multiple times and then stealing money, a cellphone and a ring from him.

Nine people booked on suspicion of DWI

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

Those booked and the counts against them:

Percy Butler, 59, 9930 Glavin Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and speeding.

George Etheridge, 36, 5010 Mancuso Blvd., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and speeding.

Katharine Fresiana, 19, 1638 Twisted Oak Lane, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to signal while turning and reckless operation.

Oscar Givens, 26, 2509 South Magnolia Ave., Baker, first-offense DWI, possession of marijuana and flight from an officer.

Jason Landry, 40, 1895 La. 70, Pierre Part, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and speeding.

Meghan Silman, 26, 16152 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs, first-offense DWI, motor vehicle inspection required, speeding and reckless operation.

Mitchell Swenson, 22, 2305 Winterstone Drive, Plano, first-offense DWI and stop sign/yield sign violation.

Fredricka Washington, 29, 10950 Darryl Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, expired motor vehicle inspection, driver’s license suspended or revoked and reckless operation.

Edeltress Weiss, 42, 8245 Florida Blvd., first-offense DWI, reckless operation and improper lane usage.

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