Arrest made in shooting death of man fixing tire

Baton Rouge Police arrested a man accused of shooting and killing a 23-year-old who was trying to fix one of the wheels of his car on Sept. 27.

The incident began when the victim, Johnny Price, and his female passenger pulled to a stop in the 5800 block of St. Gerard Avenue at 11 p.m., according to the affidavit of probable cause.

Price got out of the car and tried to fix the driver’s side back wheel — which was missing its lug nuts — when Albert Youngblood, 30, came up to Price and shot him in the head, the affidavit says.

Youngblood was arrested after police received an anonymous tip.

Youngblood, 6250 Flag St., Baton Rouge, was booked Tuesday into Parish Prison on counts of second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

Man booked in battery on woman, child

Baton Rouge Police say a 34-year-old man poured a bottle of liquor over a 5-year-old child after committing sexual battery against the child’s mother.

The mother was asleep at her Packard Street home when she awoke to Lorenzac McCutcheon, who lived in the same house, touching her inappropriately, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

The woman shoved McCutcheon away — and that is when he became furious and poured out a bottle of liquor over her child, the affidavit says.

The affidavit does not specify the relationship between McCutcheon and the woman.

McCutcheon was booked into Parish Prison on counts of cruelty to juveniles, sexual battery, battery of an officer and resisting an officer.

Police make arrest in sexual assault of boy

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Baton Rouge man Tuesday in the sexual assault of a 7-year-old boy.

The child told investigators that Jeremi C. Boggs, 28, molested him on more than one occasion, most recently during the summer, according to the arrest warrant.

The boy told police that Boggs touched him inappropriately at a Gardere area home prior to cutting the youngster’s hair, according to the affidavit. He also said the man had been drinking alcohol before the incident, the affidavit says.

The child said Boggs may have first sexually assaulted him when he was 4 or 5 years old, the affidavit says.

Boggs, 9144 Great Smokey Ave., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Tuesday night on one count of sexual battery. He was released on a $10,000 bond.

Vacant home in Baton Rouge destroyed by fire

A two-story home in Baton Rouge was swallowed in flames Tuesday night, the Baton Rouge Fire Department reported.

BRFD received a call at 10:31 p.m. of a fire in the 300 block of South 16th St., said Mark Miles, a Fire Department spokesman. Firefighters had the incident under control by 11:13 p.m.

No injuries were reported. The home, valued at $80,000, was vacant and boarded up, Miles said. The cause of the fire was undetermined.

BR man, 46, booked on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked him into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.

Edward Walker, 46, 1745 Lombard Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked on counts of first-offense DWI and improper lane use.

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