Police: LaPlace man beat, held girlfriend

Baton Rouge police Thursday arrested a 36-year-old man accused of falsely imprisoning his girlfriend and threatening to kill her and her children.

Shelton Rogers became irate Tuesday after the victim received a phone call from someone she said had called the wrong number at her Baton Rouge home, according to an arrest warrant. Rogers accused the victim of cheating on him and called the number back, threatening violence against the person who answered.

Rogers then forced the victim to a bedroom closet and pointed a semi-automatic handgun at victim, then head-butted her, the warrant says. He continued to beat the victim for several hours, threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to leave the bedroom.

Rogers, a convicted felon with a violent criminal history, eventually left the house, and the victim’s daughter called the police, the warrant says.

Rogers, 213 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace, was booked Thursday into Parish Prison on counts of second-degree battery and false imprisonment.

Six accused of driving while intoxicated

Authorities arrested at least six people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Zachary Chachere, 26, 40442 Kathy St., Gonzales, first-offense DWI.

Austin Cope, 21, 5230 Paducah Court, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, possession of alcohol in vehicle and obstruction of public passageway.

Chandler Pitarro, 19, 116 Janmar St., Denham Springs, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and parking where prohibited.

Jeannine Rupp, 21, 13623 Keith St., Walker, first-offense DWI and failure to maintain control.

Alison Schexnayder, 27, 1628 Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, motor vehicle insurance required, reckless operation and improper lane usage.

Corielle Smith, 21, 1112 Grinage St., Houma, first-offense DWI, driver’s license expired, speeding and reckless operation.

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