May 3, 2014 00:17 Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for May 2, 2014 Baton Rouge police and fire briefs for May 2, 2014 Advocate staff report May 03, 2014 Comments Man accused in rape of nursing home resident A St. Amant man is accused of walking into a Baton Rouge nursing home in the early morning hours Sunday and raping a woman who is intellectually disabled, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Daniel R. Melancon, 54, was booked Monday into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of aggravated rape, according to an affidavit for an arrest warrant. Melancon walked into Jefferson Manor Nursing Home at about 1:30 a.m. and woke the victim, a 40-year-old woman, a detective wrote in the affidavit. The victim told deputies she recognized her attacker as an ex-boyfriend of her roommate. “The victim advised she was petrified with fright, but uttered for him to ‘stop,’ where he replied, ‘Be quiet. It’s all right,’ ” the detective wrote. Melancon was seen on surveillance tape leaving the victim’s room and the nursing home at 1:42 a.m., according to the affidavit. Melancon’s bail has been set at $50,000. Shootings leave two dead in Baton Rouge Separate shootings this week left two men dead in north Baton Rouge. Elbert Marshall, 29, 1737 La Annie Drive, was shot just after 2 a.m. Thursday in the parking lot of 12254 La Margie Drive, said L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman. McKneely said police don’t yet know the motive for the shooting. In an earlier shooting, officers responded at 10:47 p.m. Wednesday to reports of a shooting at Scenic Highway and Mulberry Street, where they found a man with a head injury lying face down on the sidewalk. The victim was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene, Baton Rouge Police Capt. Ronald Norman said in a news release. Police didn’t report any motive or suspect in the case. Contact the Violent Crime Division at (225) 389-4869 or CrimeStoppers at (225) 344-7867 with information. Man wanted in theft at barbecue business Baton Rouge police detectives are looking for a man suspected in the burglary of Sonny’s BBQ, 12475 Florida Blvd., in the early morning of April 18. The man went through a fence behind the business and broke into an industrial smoker. He took various meats from the smoker valued at several hundred dollars, police said. The man, about 6 feet tall, was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Those with information may call the Burglary Division at (225) 389-3824 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867. Seven booked on suspicion of DWI Authorities arrested at least seven people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: Anthony Berthelot, 21, 1100 S. Foster Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, improper lane usage, headlights required and speeding. Kelvin Brumfield, 47, 1622 Cedar Lake Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license, failure to signal and insurance required. Barry Butler, 29, 18731 Eathern Marth Road, Livingston, first-offense DWI, proof of insurance required, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, seat belt violation and careless operation. April Granier, 39, 11550 South Fork Ave., Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle. Aidaroos Muflahi, 37, 5657 Lumley St., Detroit, Michigan, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and speeding. Melissa Sheets, 29, 15215 Amanda Drive, Gonzales, first-offense DWI, speeding, license plate required and motor vehicle inspection required. Craig Springmeyer, 22, 6231 Sugar Hill Drive, Houston, Texas, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and reckless operation of vehicle. Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.