Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for Dec. 27, 2013

Man, 40, arrested in Christmas Day stabbing

Baton Rouge police arrested a 40-year-old man accused of stabbing another man during an argument on Christmas Day.

Police booked Willie Earl Brown Jr., 9867 Masa Verde Ave., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated second-degree battery, aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, possession of a stolen firearm and a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Brown had already been asked to leave a residence in the 5500 block of Bennington Avenue on Wednesday but he returned later that night and immediately confronted another man.

Brown pulled a gun on the man, but soon had it wrestled away, the affidavit says.

Brown then brandished a knife and stabbed and cut the man several times, the affidavit says.

Four accused of driving while intoxicated

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

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Patrick Brown, 37, 7816 O’Neal Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, improper lane usage and a stop sign/yield sign violation.
  • Alex Fourroux, 20, 10294 W. Winston Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and careless operation.
  • Jose Miranda, 45, 2500 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.
  • Joel Picou, 20, 15341 Summerwood Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.

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