Ill child left unattended rushed to hospital

A child was rushed to a Baton Rouge hospital Sunday afternoon after a feeding tube in his stomach was pulled out during the two hours his mother left him and his three siblings alone in their apartment, authorities said.

Baton Rouge police were called to 1118 N. Ardenwood Drive, Apt. A, shortly before 6:30 p.m. after a relative of Samantha Turner, 23, reported that Turner left the children unattended, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Turner returned home at 7 p.m. and was arrested. She told police she was gone for only an hour and had texted a neighbor to look in on the kids — ages 1, 2, 4 and 7 — while she was out.

Turner was booked into Parish Prison on four counts of child desertion.

Man said to have fired shots at woman, 6 kids

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 21-year-old man late Saturday after a woman claimed he fired four shots at her SUV with six children inside July 29 as she drove away following an argument.

The woman confronted a man she knew only as Aaron in the parking lot at 8246 Ned Ave. about 10:40 p.m., accusing him of being involved in an altercation with her daughter, according to the arrest warrant.

As she was backing out of the parking lot, she heard one shot fired and looked in her rearview mirror to see the man fire three more shots, the warrant says.

Deputies had responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area but had found nothing indicating a shooting until the woman told them she had been shot at, the warrant says. Investigators did not find any shells in the parking lot, nor was the victim’s SUV damaged by gunfire.

Deputies later determined “Aaron” was Aaron Sanford, 8034 Skysail Ave., Baton Rouge, and booked him into Parish Prison on seven counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Payday store robbed Monday morning

A robber ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash from Broke Til Payday, 4025 Florida Blvd., on Monday morning after sticking an object against an employee’s back and demanding money.

Baton Rouge police said it’s unknown whether the robber was armed.

The employee never observed any type of weapon, police Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said in a news release. There were no injuries reported.

The robber is described as a slim, 6-foot-tall black male who was wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans with green/yellow shoes. He fled west on Florida Boulevard, Coppola said.

Contact the Armed Robbery Division at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867 with information on this case.

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. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Norris Simon, 53, 1534 Court St., Port Allen, first-offense DWI, license plate switched and improper lane usage.
  • Felipe Villarreal, 32, 4607 Hibiscus Drive, San Juan, Texas, first-offense DWI, disobeying a red light and driver’s license required/expired.
  • Edwin Winding, 43, 5008 Tristian Ave., Baker, third-offense DWI, disobeying a red light and possession of alcohol in the vehicle.

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.