A teen was arrested Wednesday, accused of robbing a man at gunpoint on Aug. 4 after agreeing to sell the victim an iPhone, an arrest warrant said.

Leslie Ferguson told the victim to meet him at the 9350 Cortana Place Walmart after the victim responded to an advertisement Ferguson posted on the website, Craigslist, the warrant said.

When the victim arrived at the store, Ferguson pointed a gun at him and demanded that he give him his belongings, which amounted to $620 in cash and a cellphone, the warrant said.

Ferguson took the items and fled without injuring the man, the warrant said. Ferguson, 6304 Blue Grass Road, was booked into Parish Prison on a count of armed robbery.

Man, 32, arrested in carjacking, injury

A 32-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in a carjacking that resulted in an injury, an affidavit of probable cause said.

Ardarrel Lewis carjacked the driver of a blue 1998 Volvo at an undisclosed location in Baton Rouge at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, the affidavit said.

Lewis forced the driver out of the car while it was moving, causing the man to receive several scrapes and abrasions, the affidavit said.

Police saw Lewis driving the car just after 7 p.m. in the 4000 block of Gus Young Ave., the affidavit said.

Lewis, 12155 Morganfield Ave., was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of carjacking, second-degree battery and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Man held in theft,

burning of pickup

A 23-year-old man was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday in the October theft and burning of a pickup, an affidavit of probable cause said.

Colin Wright broke into an undisclosed East Baton Rouge Parish auto shop the night of Oct. 2 and took a 1999 Yamaha motorcycle and a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, the affidavit said.

The pickup was later found burned and destroyed behind the new Woman’s Hospital near Pecue Lane and Airline Highway, the affidavit said. The motorcycle was found undamaged in the parking lot of the auto shop.

Wright, 1680 O’Neal Lane, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of theft of a motor vehicle, simple burglary and simple arson.

Robber sought in gas station holdup

Police are looking for a man in the Wednesday armed robbery of a clerk at the Shell Gas Station, 2112 O’Neal Lane, police spokesman Sgt. Don Kelly said.

Armed with a handgun, the man walked into the gas station at 9:50 p.m. demanding money, Kelly said. The man left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The armed robber is black, stands between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall and weighs between 130 and 140 pounds, Kelly said. The man was wearing a dark gray Nike hooded sweatshirt, a purple T-shirt and white pants.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact police at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867.

Restaurant held up early Thursday

A man took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register at the Waffle House, 1988 O’Neal Lane, police spokesman Sgt. Don Kelly said.

The man walked into the restaurant at 3:50 a.m. Thursday and acted as if he had a weapon, keeping one of his hands inside the pocket of his sweatshirt, Kelly said.

The robber demanded money and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the restaurant’s register, Kelly said.

The man is black and was wearing a black cloth over his face, a white shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact police at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867.

2 booked with DWI in EBR Parish Prison

Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish — including a man on a fourth-offense DWI — and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  •  Efremizimbalist Randle, 43, 2102 Fred Banks, Denham Springs, fourth-offense DWI, operating a vehicle while under suspension for prior offense, possession of alcoholic beverage in vehicle, no proof of insurance and urinating in public.
  •  Chad Engels, 30, 17261 Fir Ave., first-offense DWI and speeding.