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St. Amant man booked on second-degree murder in heroin overdose death

Andre Wilson, 20

A St. Amant resident who allegedly supplied heroin to a 20-year-old Baton Rouge man has been booked on a count of second-degree murder after test results confirmed the man died of a heroin overdose. Andre Wilson, 20, 45497 Rodney Road, already was in Ascension Parish Jail on counts of obstruction of justice, possession of heroin and… Continue reading →

Four suspected of DWI between Monday, Tuesday in East Baton Rouge Parish

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. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: — Bailey Dupin, 18, 42459 La. 931, Gonzales, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, illegal turn and possession… Continue reading →

Man injured when he dove into river while at BREC conservation area

A man was injured Tuesday when he dove into a river while visiting BREC’s Frenchtown Road Conservation Area. East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services confirmed the man was taken to a hospital about 4 p.m. Other details about the incident, including which river the man dove into, were not immediately available. The park, located in… Continue reading →

St. Martin deputies search for convenience store robber

Investigators are searching for the man who robbed a convenience store clerk with a knife on Sunday, according to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office. The robber entered Myer’s Quick Stop on Grand Point Highway about 4 a.m., brandishing a knife and demanded money, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for May 31

Arrests posted May 30, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. JASON PAUL BATISTE: 38, of the 400 block of North Washington Street, Lafayette. He was booked on felony unauthorized use of a vehicle and warrant/bench warrant. DONAVAN JAMES BURLEIGH: 43, of the 100 block of Fifth Street, Duson. He was booked on… Continue reading →

6-year-old dies from injuries in three-vehicle crash Thursday in East Baton Rouge Parish

A 6-year-old has died from injuries sustained in a crash Thursday night in East Baton Rouge Parish, officials said. Louisiana State Police said Ava Branstetter, of Prairieville, died Sunday. She was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital with serious injuries after a three-vehicle crash at Highland Road and Old Perkins Road around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The crash occurred when 67-year-old… Continue reading →

Two joyriders arrested after steering golf cart around Tiger Stadium

Kashta Dallas

Two people were arrested Sunday evening after they took a joyride around Tiger Stadium in a golf cart, according to information from the LSU Police Department. Ronald Boyd, 44, 1039 Hammond Manor, Baton Rouge, and Kashta Dallas, 17, 1000 Terramont Drive, Roswell, Georgia, were arrested just after 10 p.m. Sunday on possession of stolen things, according to… Continue reading →

Zachary police arrest Texas teen who threw water cup from truck window, hitting vehicle of another motorist

Kaleb Pierson

A 17-year-old from Texas was arrested Sunday after a woman reported that someone in a truck threw something out the window and it damaged her windshield. The woman said she was driving west on Lower Zachary Road when a passing Dodge truck traveling east threw something out the window and it hit her front window, according to… Continue reading →

Three booked on DWI in East Baton Rouge between Sunday and Monday afternoon

Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: — Layn Schober, 22, 8931 Battle Road, Ethel, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, and… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for Monday, May 30

Arrests posted May 30, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s web site: EVERARDO ALVAREZ-MAGANA: 30, of the 1100 block of Roped Drive, Scott. He was booked on failure to secure a driver’s license; headlights; and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated. JUSTIN ATCHISON: 37, of the… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for May 29

Arrests posted May 29, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s web site. JONEE ELIZABETH ASHFORD: 30, of the 100 block of Westwood, Lafayette. She was booked on three counts of OWI child endangerment; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; misdemeanor reckless operation of a vehicle; no driver license in possession; and residential parking permit violation.… Continue reading →

Eleven people accused of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish between Saturday and Sunday

Authorities arrested at least 11 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: Annae Boggio, 22, 449 Ben Hur Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and driver’s… Continue reading →

Two people injured in Baton Rouge apartment fire

Photo provided by EMS. --  Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries sustained in an apartment fire on Plank Road Sunday afternoon.

Two people were taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon with injuries sustained in a fire at a Plank Road apartment complex, authorities said. The fire broke out around 3 p.m. at the Edgewood Place Apartments at 10021 Plank Road in north Baton Rouge. The fire appears to have began in the bedroom of an apartment unit and… Continue reading →

Lafayette crime blotter for May 28, 2016

Arrests posted May 28, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website: Joshua F. Adams: 27, of the 100 block of Boulder Creek Parkway, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Ronald J. Batiste: 53, of the 400 block of St. John Street, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass. Hunter… Continue reading →

One person wounded after several shots fired on La Annie Drive Saturday afternoon, Baton Rouge Police report

One person was taken the hospital Saturday afternoon after being shot in the leg, Baton Rouge police reported. Several shots were fired around 2:25 p.m. in the 1700 block of La Annie Drive, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely Jr., a spokesman for the Baton Rouge Police Department. The victim, who was not identified, was taken to the… Continue reading →

Six people accused of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish

Authorities arrested at least six people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: Doss Berry, 21, 4500 Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.… Continue reading →

Accidental shooting results in 18-year-old in Parish Prison, teenager with serious wound, Baton Rouge police report

Nehemiah Shavers, 18, negligent injuring, illegal use of weapon, illegal possession of stolen things

Baton Rouge police on Friday arrested a man accused of shooting his teenage cousin while playing with a gun, leaving the boy with life-threatening injuries. The teenager and his cousin, 18-year-old Nehemiah Shavers, were playing with a pistol at a Nebraska Street address when Shavers fired the gun, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department’s report.… Continue reading →

Four booked on DWI in East Baton Rouge from between Wednesday and Friday

Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between Wednesday afternoon and Friday afternoon, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: — Maurdell Flowers, 33, 18733 Samuels Road, Zachary, first-offense DWI, failure to maintain control, reckless operation… Continue reading →

A St. Landry Parish grand jury this week indicted four people in three murder cases, KATC-TV reported. Suspects were indicted in the December killing of Akeem Ceasar and the March killings of Kevin Roberts and Kenric Castille. Read the story at KATC-TV.… Continue reading →

No cause for former Parkview Baptist student's arrest in alleged December rape, Orleans commissioner finds

Pryce Fletcher, 18

An Orleans Parish magistrate commissioner found insufficient evidence for the arrest in New Orleans last month of a Baton Rouge teenager accused of raping a 16-year-old girl the night after his high school’s state championship football game in December. Pryce Fletcher, 19, was booked on a simple rape count last month and released on… Continue reading →

Arrest made in shooting death of East Feliciana Parish School Board member Broderick Brooks

Jacquez Tremaine Griffin, 19, of 2918 Chippewa St., was arrested Thursday night in the shooting death of East Feliciana Parish School Board member Broderick Brooks earlier this week, according to Baton Rouge police.

The 19-year-old man suspected of robbing and fatally shooting East Feliciana Parish School Board member Broderick Brooks earlier this week confessed to the crime after investigators searched his home, discovering the gun they believe was used in the crime, authorities said. The Baton Rouge Police Department announced Friday morning that Jacquez Tremaine Griffin, 2918… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for May 27

Arrests posted May 26, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. ANTONIA AMOS: 48, of the 200 block of Belfast Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant. RUDOLPH ARCHON: 18, of the 200 block of Odile Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary and resisting an officer.… Continue reading →

CVS and Walgreens to sell heroin overdose antidote without individual prescription in Louisiana

Photo provided by CVS -- A CVS pharmacist assembles naloxone kits. CVS announced Wednesday that it would be making naloxone, an antidote to overdoses from heroin and other opioid drugs, available in early June in Louisiana without an individual prescription. Health advocates say this should help stop overdoses in the state.

National pharmacy giant CVS said this week that naloxone — a quick-acting antidote to overdoses from heroin and other opioids — will be available without an individual prescription in all 132 of its Louisiana pharmacies by early June. The Rhode Island-based company said the move in Louisiana is part of an effort to broaden access to… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge man accused of raping, providing drugs to 12-year-old girl

Antoine Addison, 25

Baton Rouge police arrested a 25-year-old man accused with another unidentified man of providing drugs to a then 12-year-old runaway girl and raping her at a Baton Rouge motel more than a year ago. The girl told detectives that a man, later identified by police as Antoine Addison, picked her up while she was hanging out in… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge man accused of making two young boys smoke marijuana

A 29-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of making his 8- and 10-year-old relatives smoke weed was arrested Wednesday on cruelty counts. Jason Louis Taylor, of 4929 McClelland Drive, rolled marijuana blunts and provided them to the young boys on several occasions, instructing the children to smoke it, a Baton Rouge police report says. The 8-year-old boy… Continue reading →

Robber yells out his name to victim during February armed robbery, police report; Denham Springs man arrested Wednesday

Robert Connor, 28

Baton Rouge police arrested a 28-year-old Denham Springs man who screamed his full name at a victim during a February armed robbery. Robert Connor stole the victim’s wallet at gunpoint in the 9900 block of Florida Boulevard on Feb. 4, telling the victim he’d just gotten out of jail, a Baton Rouge police report says.… Continue reading →

Inmate flees work assignment, found 30 minutes later, Lafayette Sheriff’s Office reports

A Lafayette Parish inmate fled from his work crew assignment for about 30 minutes Thursday afternoon before deputies found him about a half-mile away, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office reported. The inmate, 21-year-old Wayne Angelle, has been in jail since April 30 on six counts of simple burglary and in lieu of $60,000 bail, according to… Continue reading →

Video: Capitol rally in honor of Southern student shot to death in April urges justice, end to violence

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- As Sen. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, second from left, watches, Jakaidyn Tillman, 13, gets a hug from Sen. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, D-Baton Rouge, center. Jakaidyn Tillman is the son of Theresa Tillman, the mother of Lashuntae Benton, one of the 19-year-old Southern University students killed in April, who organized the demonstration against gun violence and black-on-black violence on the State Capital steps Thursday morning May 26, 2016. From left clockwise, Ashanti Curtis, Regina Barrow, Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, Jakaidyn Tillman, Miranda Morgan, Willie King III and Lydia Larce.

Theresa Tillman’s 19-year-old daughter, Lashuntae Benton, has remained a constant presence in her thoughts since the Southern University sophomore was fatally shot outside an off-campus party in April. “Every day, all day, every second,” Tillman said Thursday morning from the steps of the State Capitol, where a group of friends and relatives… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for May 26

Arrests posted May 25, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. RYAN ARCENEAUX: 45, of the 200 block of Teurlings Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on hold for St. Martin Parish and two counts of warrant/bench warrant. SHEA ARCENEAUX: 23, of the 3500 block of Olivier Road, Jeanerette. He was booked on misdemeanor… Continue reading →