Suspect in attempted robbery set-up arrested
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested the last assailant in an alleged robbery set-up of a man who the accused mastermind claimed was known for luring women to his house by promising them money.
On April 14, Kyaisha Gross, 19, let the victim pick her up from her Ritterman Avenue home and went to the man’s home. The two drank, smoked marijuana and prepared to fall asleep at around 1 a.m., according to the arrest warrant.
But the man did not realize Gross had gone downstairs and let two assailants into the house. Two armed men then attacked the man while he was in his bed. But he was able to fight them off and call for help before they fled in a Chevrolet Tahoe without any money, the warrant says.
Gross told police that as they were escaping, she realized the two assailants — Maurice Cann, 26, and Dequincey Smith, 19 — were covered in blood, the affidavit says. Gross told police that she had gotten their help in trying to rob the man of his money and did not intend to hurt him. The man received between 70 and 90 stitches, the warrant says.
Cann, 26, of 14383 L. Keller Road, St. Amant, was booked into Parish Prison Tuesday on counts of armed robbery and second-degree armed battery.
Gross was booked into Parish Prison on similar counts on April 16, and Smith was booked into Parish prison on similar counts Friday.
Man arrested in attack on girlfriend, her car
Baton Rouge police say they arrested a man for hitting his girlfriend in the face, then smashing the windows of her Chevrolet Impala with a brick.
Douglas Smith, 46, started arguing with his girlfriend when he started hitting her, then shattered several windows including the windshield with a brick, according to the arrest warrant.
The woman was uninjured by the attack, but she told police the damage to her car cost more than $500, the warrant says.
Smith, of 2370 Balis Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison Tuesday on counts of domestic abuse battery and damage to property.
Woman stabs boyfriend after rent argument
A 39-year-old woman stabbed her boyfriend in the stomach with a kitchen knife after an argument over money for rent, sheriff’s deputies say.
Marlen Padilla had been living in a GSRI Avenue apartment with her boyfriend for about a year when she stabbed him, according to the arrest warrant. The man was able to flag down a police car outside, and told deputies that healed scars all over his chest and arms were from past arguments, the warrant says.
Padilla was booked into Parish Prison Wednesday on counts of attempted second-degree murder and domestic abuse battery.
Man, 27, accused in attempted rape
A 27-year-old man on Tuesday pulled a woman to the ground and ripped her pants off after she refused to have sex with him, Baton Rouge police say.
James Fort Jr., asked the woman to have sex with him for money in the 100 block of North 17th St., according to the affidavit of probable cause.
When she refused, he told her, “I guess you’re going to have sex for free then,” the affidavit says.
After he ripped her pants and forced her to the ground, she screamed and was able to run away. He stole $13 from her purse.
Fort, of 11707 Kingston Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison Tuesday on counts of attempted rape and theft.
One person arrested on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Brittany Bordelon, 25, 10436 Jefferson Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison Wednesday for first-offense DWI and improper lane use, booking records show.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.