Authorities on Tuesday arrested a 34-year-old Baton Rouge woman accused of having sex with a 16-year-old boy.
The boy was walking behind Delisha Barg on Saturday night after his mother accused her of stealing $100 from her purse, according to an arrest report. The boy noticed she was intoxicated and walked her home, East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies said.
When they arrived at her house, the boy walked Barg to her bedroom, where they had sex until Barg’s son began to bang on the door, the report says.
Sometime later, the victim’s mother contacted East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies, who arrested Barg, the report says. Barg told investigators she didn’t recall the incident and declined to answer any further questions without her attorney.
Barg, 8673 Santa Rose Ave., was booked Tuesday into Parish Prison on a count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
Her bond was set at $10,000, booking records show.
Christmas fire damages Garden District home
A blaze that started in a fireplace spread to the attic, damaging a Camellia Avenue home Thursday morning , officials said.
No one was injured in the blaze at 744 Camellia Ave., said Curt Monte, a Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman.
Crews arrived at 7:14 a.m. and had the fire under control by 8:11 a.m., Monte said in a news release. The fire damaged parts of the roof and attic, Monte said, with the damage estimated at $25,000.
Baker motorcyclist dies in collision
A 37-year-old Baker man died Wednesday when his motorcycle hit a vehicle on Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge police said.
Ethin Davis was heading north on the 1200 block of Scenic Highway about 11:30 a.m. when a 65-year-old woman driving a Ford Expedition turned in front of him, Cpl. Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge police spokesman, said in a new release. Davis, 3625 Charry Drive, was taken to an area hospital, where he died, Coppola said.
The driver of the Expedition, who was not identified in the news release, did not suffer any injuries, Coppola said. She was cited for failure to yield on a left turn.
Investigators do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, Coppola said.
Man injured in shootout released from hospital
The Baton Rouge man accused of provoking a shootout with six police officers last week was arrested Wednesday after his release from the hospital.
Baton Rouge police said Kevin Knight, 28, exchanged gunfire with officers about 9:45 p.m. Saturday in the 5200 block of Jackson Avenue.
Knight was treated for moderate injuries, authorities said.
Knight, 3112 Mission Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted first-degree murder, flight from officer, aggravated criminal damage to property and felon in possession of a firearm.
Police: BR man nearly hits officers with car
Authorities on Wednesday arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of trying to drive over several police officers after he had smoked synthetic marijuana.
Leandrew Thomas, 30, was parked on the 3100 block of Wyandotte Street when he fell asleep in the driver’s seat of his car with what’s believed to be a synthetic marijuana cigarette hanging from his mouth, according to the arrest report. When officers knocked on the window, Thomas drove backward through multiple stop signs and intersections without slowing down, nearly hitting several officers in the process, Baton Rouge police said.
Officers eventually stopped him a mile-and-a-half away, in front of his house at 4329 Joseph St., where they used a Taser on him, authorities said.
Thomas was booked Wednesday into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a peace officer, resisting an officer, aggravated flight from an officer, suspended driver’s license and possession of marijuana.
Authorities book 5 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least five people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
Cindy Barry, 54, 141 Ponderosa Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, hit and run, no proof of insurance, reckless operation of vehicle and driver’s license revoked or suspended.
Nicholas Borriague, 20, 9667 Spike Ridge Ave., Zachary, first-offense DWI, seat belt violation, no proof of insurance and failure to maintain control.
James Downing, 21, 922 W. Lakeview Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and failure to maintain control.
Michael Ray, 45, 1721 Manor Oak Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, hit and run and failure to yield to stop sign.
Gary Simms, 30, 8275 Vincent Road, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI, failure to change driver’s license address and improper lane usage.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was modified on Dec. 26, 2014, to delete incorrect information in the Baton Rouge Fire Department news release.