Thomas Davis

A man was arrested on child desertion, theft and other counts after he left his young granddaughter in a car while he stole $50 in tools from a Plank Road Autozone and then ran away from police on Tuesday, according to a Baton Rouge Police report.

Officers caught 54-year-old Thomas Bernard Davis two blocks away in the 6100 block of Dutton Avenue. Davis, of 1544 Blount Road, Baton Rouge, was then booked into Parish Prison on theft, child desertion and resisting an officer. He had warrants out for his arrest in Baker for DWI and hit and run.