Shooting suspect also accused in ’12 slaying

Days after police arrested a 23-year-old Baton Rouge man in a shooting that left one person critically injured, police are now accusing that man of a 2012 slaying.

Early Thursday morning, Baton Rouge Police re-arrested Christopher Noble, who was still in jail on charges involving a shooting injury earlier this month, and accused him in the Jan. 3, 2012, fatal shooting of Tony Banks, 43, of Baton Rouge.

Banks was purported to have abused Noble’s mother while the two were in a relationship, and Noble shot Banks in retaliation, said Cpl. Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman. Banks was shot near his car, and drove himself to a business and flagged down help before he died at a local hospital, Coppola said.

Noble was already booked into Parish Prison on Oct. 24 and accused of shooting a man, whose identity has not been released, in the 6200 block of Callahan Street earlier this month. The man managed to tell a detective hours after the incident that “Big Chris” shot him — and an anonymous caller later told police that Noble went by that nickname, Coppola said.

On Wednesday, while Noble was in jail, a witness to the 2012 murder case came forward to police and said Noble confessed to him, Coppola said.

Noble now faces counts of attempted second-degree murder in the 2014 case and second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in the 2012 case.

BR man booked in attack on ex-girlfriend

Baton Rouge police on Wednesday arrested a 23-year-old man accused of shoving his ex-girlfriend into the wall at a Wal-Mart store and stealing her cellphone earlier this month.

Anthony J. Dunn Jr. picked up the woman from work at the Wal-Mart at 9350 Cortana Place around 6:10 p.m. on Oct. 20 and became “irate” over an interaction she had with a man on social media, according to the arrest warrant. When she went back into the building, the warrant says, he followed her into the break room and demanded she get back in his car.

She refused and Dunn grabbed her by the throat for approximately 5 to 10 seconds before letting go, the warrant says.

He then grabbed her cellphone, valued at $499, and fled, according to the warrant.

Dunn, of 3054 Amarillo St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of theft, equipment violation and domestic abuse battery.

Authorities book 3 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least three 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:

  • Colette Crouere, 19, 147 Belington Ave., Madisonville, improper lane usage, failure to signal and DWI.
  • Mason Lott, 21, 105 Riverbend, Belle Chasse, improper turn, improper lane usage, reckless operation of a vehicle and DWI.
  • Litza Banejas Meza, 24, 1814 Marsden Plaza, Baton Rouge, DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, and improper turn by failure to signal.