A 28-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly pulled a gun on an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy during a foot chase in the Glen Oaks neighborhood, according to a Sheriff’s Office release.
The deputy was patrolling the neighborhood when he noticed the man, standing at Baytree and Silverleaf streets, put something in his pocket, the news release said.
When the deputy got out of his car and approached the man, later identified as Henry Charles Brown Jr., Brown began running, the news release said.
Brown then pulled out a gun and pointed it at the deputy, the news release said.
The deputy called for backup, and deputies chased Brown through the neighborhood, the news release said.
Brown was located behind a home on Glen Oaks Drive, and deputies used a stun gun on Brown and arrested him, the news release said.
Brown, no listed address, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of aggravated assault on a police officer with a firearm, resisting an officer, illegal carrying of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Morning fire guts Skysail apartment
A vacant apartment building on Skysail Avenue caught fire Tuesday morning, gutting one of the building’s units, according to a St. George Fire Department news release.
The fire started at 11:50 a.m. at the building at 8234 Skysail Ave., the news release said.
The building was abandoned and in disrepair prior to the fire starting, the news release said.
The cause of the fire is not known, the news release said.
Police book suspect in parking lot holdup
Police arrested a 28-year-old man Tuesday accused of robbing a couple in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Corporate Boulevard on July 14, according to an arrest warrant.
Javor Crier and an unidentified man allegedly robbed the couple at gunpoint of their wallets, jewelry and car outside of Homewood Suites, 5860 Corporate Blvd., the warrant said.
Surveillance video from security cameras at gas stations in Denham Springs and Greensburg show Crier and another man using the victims’ credit cards, the warrant said.
Crier, 2669 Lorraine St., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of armed robbery.
Authorities book 2 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish — including a man on a fifth-offense DWI — and booked them into Parish Prison between 3 p.m. Monday and 3 a.m. Tuesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them are:
• Jacob Achee, 22, 14213 Haver Hill Road, Pride, fifth-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
• Jonathan Perry, 24, 7155 Main St., Zachary, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and seat belt violation.