Police and fire briefs for Oct. 8, 2013

Son accused of burning door to mom’s house

Police arrested a man Sunday who admitted he set the back door of his mother’s house on fire because he was upset that he could not get in.

Terry Keith Bernard Jr., 22, 11944 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on a count of aggravated arson, prison records show.

Bernard allegedly assaulted his mother and sister in the past two weeks and had his house key taken away, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

On Sunday, Bernard knocked on the door several times, but when no one answered; he left, returned and set the back door on fire, the affidavit said.

Police arrest man on video voyeurism

East Baton Rouge Parish deputies arrested a man in the Wal-Mart on College Drive after he was seen on video surveillance using his cellphone to videotape up a woman’s dress.

Deputies booked Jarion Daniel Sherman, 29, 3208 Winbourne Ave., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on Sunday on a count of video voyeurism, prison records show.

Surveillance camera footage showed Sherman following the woman in several areas of the store before pulling out his cellphone in the pet department and taping underneath her dress, an affidavit of probable cause said.

Authorities book two on suspicion of DWI

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. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Tammy Carlton, 44, 508 Julius Ave., New Orleans, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.
  • Fredrick Davis, 37, 2030 Chestnut, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and driver’s license suspended/revoked.

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