Police arrested two men accused of attacking another man and robbing him Wednesday night in the 200 block of South River Road, according to a news release.
The 46-year-old victim told police he was attacked and robbed by three men between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., the release said. He was treated at a local hospital.
Police found two of the three suspects — Troy Flemings, 22, and Jerry Williams, 36, both of 637 St. Phillip St. — and booked them into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery, the release said.
Police have not released any other information about the incident.
Police seek man in robbery attempt
Detectives are looking for a man who attempted to rob Collette’s Mobil gas station, 1640 O’Neal Lane, on Thursday morning, according to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office news release.
The attempted robbery occurred at 5:30 a.m.
The would-be robber entered the store with a knife and demanded money. The store clerk refused and the man ran away, the release said.
A white Chevrolet was seen parked near the store at the time of the attempted robbery, the release said. The clerk followed the vehicle until it exited Interstate 12 at Millerville Road, the release said.
The would-be robber is a white man about 5 feet, 9 inches tall with a slim build. He was wearing a gray hoodie jacket and a dark colored ski mask with dark pants.
Anyone with information concerning this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000. Crime Stoppers, (225) 344-7867, is also offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of those responsible.
10 booked with DWI in EBR Parish Prison
Authorities arrested at least 10 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish — including a man booked on 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:
• Keith Jones, 35, 12336 King Charles St., fourth-offense DWI, driver’s license suspended or revoked, reckless operation of a vehicle and improper lane usage.
• Kelly Golson, 54, 4052 Northshore Ave., first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and reckless operation of a vehicle.
• Theodore Griffin, 37, 5735 Stern Ave., second-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and speeding.
e_SBlt Alaine Guerine, 32, 17534 Chasefield Drive, first-offense DWI and license plate required.
e_SBlt Lawrence Hobdy, 54, 10732 S. Mall Drive, first-offense DWI, driver’s license suspended or revoked, insurance required and registration required.
e_SBlt Charles McKowen, 20, 1742 Bouin Ave., first-offense DWI, equipment violation and driver’s license not in possession.
e_SBlt Kimberly Naquin, 27, 2001 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., first-offense DWI, speeding, improper lane usage and reckless operation of a vehicle.
e_SBlt Markelle Palombo, 29, 1715 St. Rose St., first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and improper lane usage.
e_SBlt Mark Pearce, 22, 119 St. Abigail Lane, Woodworth, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and improper lane usage. e_SBlt Kristin Robison, 24, 737 Maxine Drive, first-offense DWI and headlights required.
Child cited in fire that damages house
A child playing with a lighter caused a house fire Thursday at 4771 Monarch Ave., a Fire Department spokesman said.
All four residents escaped unharmed, Curt Monte said.
Firefighters got the call at 5:37 a.m. and the fire destroyed a bedroom and extended into the attic before being brought under control.
The child was counseled at the scene by investigators and will be entered into a juvenile education program about the danger of fire, Monte said.
To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225)388-0369.