Baton Rouge police on Friday arrested a 46-year-old man accused of raping a girl numerous times over a four-year period, beginning when she was 5.
Darren Jones, a registered sex offender, repeatedly forced the victim to perform sex acts on him from 2007 to 2011, according to an arrest warrant. The victim told detectives the attacks happened “a lot” during that period, the warrant says. She later identified Jones in a photo lineup.
Jones, 5336 Jackson Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated rape and molestation of a juvenile. A judge set his bail at $250,000, booking records show.
Deputies catch up with man, serve ’12 warrant
Sheriff’s deputies caught up with a Baton Rouge man last week who was accused in 2012 of choking his fiancée and repeatedly slamming her head into the ground but was never arrested.
Kevin Foster, 45, was arrested after he showed up in court on a different warrant last week, and authorities discovered the 2012 outstanding warrant had never been served, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.
On June 28, 2012, Foster’s fiancée told deputies that he drunkenly began slapping her out of jealousy of other men while the two were at their apartment on Corporate Boulevard, according to the warrant for his arrest.
Foster threw the woman to the ground and started banging her head on the floor repeatedly, the warrant says.
“One more hit and I’d have been dead,” the victim told deputies, according to the warrant.
Foster choked her before she was able to escape from the apartment, climb over a fence to their complex and run to a nearby business where she called a friend to pick her up, the warrant says. She spent the night at a friend’s house.
When the woman returned, her 2008 Mercedes sedan had disappeared. She told deputies that Foster must have taken it because he had been drinking and would not have been able to start his own car because it had an ignition-interlock device installed, the warrant says.
Deputies noted that during an interview one day later, the woman had visible bruising all over her face and neck.
Foster, of 134 Charles St., Baton Rouge, was booked Saturday into Parish Prison on counts of domestic abuse battery with strangulation and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Police: Woman injures man by throwing bricks
Police arrested a Baton Rouge woman accused of throwing multiple bricks at a man who angered her on Saturday — causing lacerations to his face requiring several stitches.
Jermeisha McKenzie, 26, was at 1600 N. Acadian Thruway when an argument with a man escalated, according to a police report. The woman, who had been drinking, began picking up bricks that were lying around and hurling them at the man, who then picked up a chair to protect himself, the report says.
But the man had to put the chair down so he could pick up his bike and escape — and while he did so, multiple bricks struck him, causing facial injuries, the report says.
The man, who identified McKenzie to police as “Blackberry,” said he was “in severe pain,” and emergency response personal confirmed his injuries were “extensive” and would need stitches, the report says.
McKenzie told police she threw the bricks because the man had been “ ‘messing with her’ by speaking to her in a way she didn’t like,” the report notes.
McKenzie, of 6626 McClelland Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on a count of aggravated second-degree battery.
Deputies: Man climbs into car, robs driver
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies Friday arrested a 20-year-old man accused of climbing into a couple’s car last month and robbing the driver at gunpoint.
The victims were driving from White Castle to Denham Springs during the evening of Jan. 31 when their GPS system went awry in Baton Rouge, according to an arrest warrant. As they pulled over to adjust the GPS in the 8800 block of Metairie Drive, Keithin Johnson climbed into the back seat and pressed a revolver against the driver’s head, the warrant says.
Fearing for his life, the driver gave Jones his wallet, which had his driver’s license, debit card and $60, deputies said. One of the victims later heard from a friend in the neighborhood that the robber went by the name “KJ,” whom detectives said they knew.
Both victims later identified Johnson in a photo lineup, detectives said.
Johnson, 8736 Elvin Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of armed robbery.
Deputies: Woman leaves four children in car
Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Baton Rouge woman on Thursday after she left her four small children in a car with the ignition on while she tried to make an exchange at Ross Dress for Less.
A deputy arrived at the department store on Siegen Lane at about 6 p.m. after an anonymous tip about children trapped inside a car, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
The deputy soon found a Chrysler sedan with the back window fogged over and children inside. But while the deputy tried to talk to them, Jessica Malveaux, 27, walked out of the store and identified the car as hers, the report says.
While being arrested and told of her rights, Malveaux said, “I understand my rights but I’m not getting in no car” and began pulling away from the deputy who was trying to arrest her, the report says.
Two of the children in the car were 9 years old, and two others were 3 and 4, the report says.
A family member was able to pick up the children, and Malveaux, of 3423 Mohican St., was booked into Parish Prison on four counts of child desertion, resisting an officer and criminal mischief.
Man killed in wreck on Greenwell Springs Road
State Police say a 40-year-old man was killed Sunday morning when he drove his pickup truck off Greenwell Springs Road and into a ditch before striking a tree.
Lawrence Clay Jr., was heading north on Greenwell Springs Road at Pride-Baywood Road at about 7:30 a.m. when he drove his Dodge Ram off the road while in a curve, said Trooper 1st Class Jared Sandifer, a State Police spokesman.
The truck flew into a driveway embankment, struck a tree, then came to a halt upside-down in a ditch, Sandifer said.
Clay was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Clay may have been speeding when he crashed, and it is not clear whether alcohol also played a role, but samples have been submitted to the State Police Crime Lab, Sandifer said.
Authorities arrest 11 suspected of DWI
Authorities arrested at least 11 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- Torres Eackels, 37, 9134 Elm Grove Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, drinking in motor vehicle, motor vehicle inspection required, reckless operation and marijuana possession.
- Michael Evans, 52, 1366 Woodlong Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
- Earl Gros, 60, 585 Fountainbleau Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, simple criminal damage to property, hit-and-run, possession of alcohol in vehicle and reckless operation.
- Frances Mascagni, 27, 2060 Cherrydale Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to signal and failure to yield to stop sign.
- Israel Perez, 39, 172 Fountainbleau Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, simple obstruction of highway and expired driver’s license.
- Antonio Rojas, 52, 450 Cloud Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, simple obstruction of highway and driver’s license expired.
- Johnathan Slaughter, 26, 7523 Jefferson Place, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, failure to signal, suspended or revoked driver’s license and reckless operation.
- Stephen Stanford, 49, 255 Abbie Duson Road, Egan, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.
- Dionel Vasquez, 29, 11157 Moriel Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license required and improper lane usage.
- Adam Wilson, 36, 5685 Winchester Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to signal, drinking in motor vehicle, driver’s license suspended or revoked and reckless operation.
- Michael Winsberry, 63, 2571 Yazoo St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, hit and run, failure to maintain control, expired driver’s license and reckless operation.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.