Baker police Thursday arrested a 27-year-old registered sex offender accused of exchanging nude photos with a 14-year-old girl who had run away from home.
Chorderro Richard exchanged the pictures with the girl via Facebook and text messages, he told detectives. The girl’s parents saw she had exchanged messages on her Facebook page with Richard and notified police, the arrest report says. Police went to his home in Baker, but the girl was not there.
Richard told detectives the girl said she was 19 years old on her Facebook page and that they had not had any physical contact, the report says.
Richard was convicted in 2010 on counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and is required to receive permission from authorities before signing up for social media or email accounts, police said. Richard, 4709 Harding St., Baker, was booked Thursday into Parish Prison on counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and failing registered sex offender requirements.
Ingleside house damaged in fire Friday
A Friday afternoon fire severely damaged a Glenmore neighborhood home while also damaging a neighboring house.
Upon hearing “a crackling sound” just before 12:30 p.m., a resident of an Ingleside Drive home looked out her bedroom window and saw flames, said Curt Monte, a Fire Department spokesman.
The woman immediately ran to notify her son, Monte said, and the two escaped unharmed from the house in the 1600 block of Ingleside Drive, just west of Webb Park.
By the time firefighters arrived, at 12:33 p.m., the flames had spread into the home’s bedrooms and roof. The fire also had spread to the neighboring home, Monte said.
Firefighters “quickly extinguished” the flames at the neighboring home before too much damage could be done to the residence, Monte said.
About half of the home nearer to where the blaze started “suffered heavy fire damage,” Monte said, while the rest of the house “had significant smoke and water damage.”
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, Monte said.
The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the residents, Monte said.
Authorities book four on suspicion of DWI
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. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
Ayad Alibraheem, 30, 10550 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, hit and run and careless driving.
Cody Barragan, 22, 19850 Buckhorn Drive, Zachary, first-offense DWI, possession and distribution of manufactured schedule II drug, driver’s license not in possession and reckless operation.
Joseph Bartlam, 20, 777 Ben Hur Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
Jared Walder, 30, 2134 Webster St., Mandeville, first-offense DWI and marijuana possession.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.