Two booked in botched drug-related robbery

Baton Rouge police on Thursday arrested two men accused of a botched robbery earlier this week that left a 17-year-old dead.

Rosedale residents Larry Scott Jr., 18, Jarvis Dawson, 20, and Marvin Lewis, 17, drove to Baton Rouge on Tuesday evening to buy marijuana, according to an affidavit of probable cause. But when Scott and Lewis bought the drugs at 1635 N. 49th St., they questioned whether they had received the proper amount, the affidavit says.

The dealer sent a youngster down the street to get his scale, the affidavit says, at which point Scott and Lewis pulled out guns and robbed the man of $300 and took $70 from a second person.

When the boy returned, the affidavit says, Lewis pointed his gun at him and said, “What up?”

Fearing for his life, the boy pulled out a gun and fired several times at Lewis, killing him and wounding Dawson in the leg, the affidavit says. Dawson and Scott then fled, police said.

Scott and Dawson, both of 76790 Rosedale Road, were booked into Parish Prison on counts of second-degree murder and armed robbery.

Man accused of shooting at motorist

East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies on Thursday arrested a 46-year-old man accused of firing a gun at a motorist who inadvertently drove over his dog.

Ronald L. Clark, 8258 Stern Ave., Baton Rouge, on Tuesday saw the driver run over the animal outside his home, according to a probable cause affidavit. Clark slammed a stop sign with his hand and threatened to “put that 45 on” the driver, the affidavit says.

Clark then pulled out a gun and jumped onto the side of the car as the driver tried to get away, the affidavit says. Clark fired several shots, one of which lodged in the driver’s windshield, authorities said.

Clark was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property. He had an active bench warrant at the time of his arrest from a prior seat belt violation.

Arson suspected in Bond Street house fire

Arson is suspected in a fire that heavily damaged a vacant house Friday afternoon on Bond Street, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived at 4:50 p.m. at 2010 Bond St. to find smoke billowing from the front of the house. A rolled-up section of carpet was on fire in the front room, according to a release from the Fire Department.

The fire was contained to the front room, while much of the rest of the house sustained smoke damage before fire crews snuffed out the blaze at 7:03 p.m.

Damage was estimated at $7,000. No injuries were reported.

Investigators ask that anyone with information about the fire call them at (225) 354-1419.

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. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Garrett Marler, 25, 13150 Blouin Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and speeding.
  • Jacob Peterson, 33, 8681 Foxfield, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage, reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Jonathan Sauter, 19, 1305 Buttonwood, Friendswood, Texas, first-offense DWI.

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