Convent man booked in rape of 11-year-old

Baton Rouge police on Monday arrested a Convent man accused of raping an 11-year-old girl at a Balboa Street home in early July.

The girl told investigators Willie Christopher Shorty Jr., 21, led her into the bathroom and raped her, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Shorty initially denied raping the girl, but he later told them he had sex with the girl without using force, according to the affidavit.

Booking records show police booked Shorty, 6221 Babeaux St., into Parish Prison on a count of aggravated rape. His bail was set at $200,000.

Man accused of hitting dad with baseball bat

A 54-year-old man accused of hitting his father in the head with a baseball bat during an argument was arrested Monday.

The victim was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center with brain bleeding, the affidavit of probable cause says.

A witness told Baton Rouge police about 3 p.m. that Cleveland Morrison attacked his father after he told him to leave the house, the affidavit says.

About eight hours later, police picked up Morrison at a convenience store at the corner of La. 19 and Blount Road, the affidavit says. He denied hitting his father with the bat, but a witness at a home on Zerlee Street said Morrison admitted to hitting someone in the head with a bat and asked her for a gun.

Morrison, 321 Blount Road, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated second-degree battery, cruelty to the infirmed and illegal use of a weapon.

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

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Benjamin Dionicio, 38, 1855 Blvd. de Province, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license required and license plate light required.
  • Delfy Garcia, 23, 4150 Libuse Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
  • Amanda Lafleur, 19, 209 Woodward Drive, Lafayette, first-offense DWI and disobeying a red light.

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