A second man wanted in the May 4 robbery and killing of a man in a Winnebago on Aster Street was arrested Wednesday and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Aaron Taylor was taken into custody after being released from a local hospital, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound he suffered in the incident that left Jonathan Calvert, 28, dead, police said.
Calvert was with several friends at a party at 1232 Aster St. when he got into a fight with Taylor and was killed by the man’s accomplice, Mohammed Collins, police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
Prior to the fight, Collins and Taylor robbed several of Calvert’s friends, then demanded money from Calvert, who refused, McKneely said.
Collins, 19, 2054 Tennessee St., was arrested shortly after the shooting and booked into Parish Prison on one count each of first-degree murder and armed robbery.
Taylor, 21, 615 E. Polk St., who initially told police he was shot in a drive-by shooting, was arrested and booked on the same counts.
Police arrest man in street robbery
An 18-year-old member of a group called the City Boyz was arrested Wednesday, accused of robbing a man at gunpoint, an arrest warrant said.
Tyronn Collins approached a man walking in the 100 block of East Grant Street on May 11 and asked him for the time, the warrant said.
When the man looked at his iPhone, the warrant said, Collins allegedly pointed a gun at the man’s head and told him to “put the phone on the ground, turn around and walk away.”
The victim did as he was told and Collins allegedly took the phone and fled, the warrant said.
Collins, 2556 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of armed robbery.
Collins is the fourth member of the City Boyz group to be arrested and accused of robbing people in the area near Grant Street, the warrant said.
The names of the other arrestees was not available.
Lightning hits cause two unrelated fires
Lightning caused a home fire Tuesday at 19516 Garden Lake Court, according to the St. George Fire Department.
Firefighters received a call about the fire at 9:15 p.m. and had it extinguished just before 10 p.m., St. George Fire Department spokesman Eldon Ledoux said in a news release.
The blaze broke through the home’s garage roof, but was contained to the attic area, Ledoux said.
Lightning also caused a house fire Monday at 18642 Santa Maria Drive, which is in the same subdivision as the Garden Lake fire, Ledoux said.
No one was injured in either fire.
Authorities book 2 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least two 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. Wednesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
• Benjamin Landry, 37, 58475 Island Drive, Plaquemine, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
• Felton Hamilton, 25, 3318 Landmore Drive, Slaughter, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.