Man accused of failing to disclose HIV status

Baton Rouge police on Wednesday arrested a Texas man accused of knowingly exposing a sex partner to HIV without telling her.

Police say Christopher Creek, 41, was diagnosed with HIV in 2009 but twice had unprotected sex with a woman without disclosing his medical status, according to an arrest warrant.

The woman contacted both Creek’s wife and an ex-girlfriend, who confirmed his illness, police said.

Authorities also obtained medical records that showed Creek had been treated for HIV in November while in custody at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center, according to the warrant.

Creek, 503 Willow St., Bertram, Texas, was booked Wednesday into Parish Prison on two counts of intentional exposure to HIV/AIDS.

Creek also has outstanding warrants in Nevada for attempted possession of credit cards without the cardholders’ consent and another warrant in Texas for theft.

Tips lead to arrest in Callahan St. shooting

Baton Rouge police on Wednesday arrested a 21-year-old man accused of shooting a man in the chest last week.

The victim was standing outside his home on Callahan Street, near the intersection of Greenwell Springs and North Lobdell, when Raynard O’Conner walked up and shot him once in the chest on Friday, according to an arrest warrant.

Police said O’Conner dropped a loaded 30-round rifle magazine as he ran from the scene. The victim, who survived the shot, underwent several surgeries for serious internal damage, the warrant says. Authorities said numerous Crime Stoppers tips led them to O’Conner.

O’Conner, 1956 Augustus St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

Authorities book three 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. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Jeffrey Klahn, 30, 14596 Profit Ave., Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, possession of Schedule II drugs, distribution or manufacture of Schedule I drugs, resisting an officer and simple escape.
  • Katherine McConnell, 22, 1824 Oak St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
  • Omar Saleh, 20, 8958 Spring Grove Drive, Baton Rouge, underage driving under the influence and improper lane usage.

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