Investigators with the Baton Rouge Fire Department and the Louisiana Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are looking for a man involved in the Aug. 4 arson of a Baton Rouge business that caused more than $1 million in damage.
The fire at Environmental Floating Island Solutions, 3185 Balis Drive, occurred at 1:40 a.m. Aug. 4, Fire Department spokesman Robert Combs said.
Investigators want to talk to a man caught on surveillance video at the business, Combs said.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact fire investigators at (225) 354-1419 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Information sought in strangling case
Police are still looking for information about the death of a 30-year-old woman found Thursday near a motel trash bin with a shoestring tied around her neck.
Autopsy results released Friday show that Kristin Lynn Granier, 304 S. 17th St., was strangled, police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
Granier’s body was found just before 8 a.m. Thursday next to a trash bin in the back parking lot of the Motel 6 at 9901 Gwenadele Ave., McKneely said.
A T-shirt had been pulled over Granier’s face and a shoestring had been tied around her neck, McKneely said.
Investigators determined Friday that Granier was not a guest of the motel. They still were trying to figure out whether Granier was killed at the motel or if her body was left there.
Investigators have said Granier was a prostitute and was working near the motel prior to being killed.
McKneely said Friday prostitution and drug dealing is a common occurrence in the area.
Since the beginning of January, police have been called 165 times to Motel 6, McKneely said. They’ve been called out to nearby motels much less often.
During the same time frame, police have been called to the Holiday Inn at 9940 Airline Highway 55 times, the Ramada Inn at 10045 Gwenadele Ave. 59 times and the Days Inn & Suites at 9919 Gwenadele Ave. five times.
Anyone with information about the killing of Granier can contact police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Authorities arrest 13 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least 13 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:
• Richard Corriveau, 39, 17255 Greenwell Springs, first-offense DWI, failure to maintain control, driver’s license expired and possession of alcohol in vehicle.
• John James, 55, 11510 Southfork Drive, first-offense DWI.
• Jonathan Lugibihl, 25, 1442 S. Acadian Thruway, first-offense DWI and U-turn limitations.
• Donald Boudreaux, 45, 3209 Rue D’Orleans, first-offense DWI, failure to stop/yield and failure to signal.
• Derold Clark, 37, 3532 Timber Bluff, first-offense DWI.
• Parker Featherson, 22, 134 Country Club Drive, first-offense DWI, insurance required and failure to stop/yield.
• Wayne Hunt, 44, 2216 Jefferson St., Baltimore, Md., first-offense DWI and failure to stop/yield.
• Sandra Krauss, 57, 16352 Old Hammond Highway, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
• Louis Lavergne, 25, 707 Summerbreeze Drive, first-offense DWI, following too close, reckless operation of a vehicle and improper lane usage.
• Kelsey Marionneaux, 18, 1324 Second St., Lutcher, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and equipment violation.
• Jenna Michalik, 25, 2301 Etienne Drive, Meraux, first-offense DWI, drinking in a motor vehicle, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop/yield.
• Danmon Payne, 29, 4622 Union Drive, first-offense DWI, other laws of the road, failure to register vehicle and reckless operation of vehicle.
• Joseph Rainbolt, 23, 10056 Zachary-Slaughter Highway, Slaughter, first-offense DWI, seat belt violation and failure to maintain control.