William Bottoms

Police: Man demanded money, shot at vehicle

Sheriff’s deputies late Saturday arrested a Central man accused of demanding money from a man at gunpoint, then firing several shots into the victim’s vehicle as the victim sped away.

A man told deputies that he was summoned to a house on Donnie Street by a woman, but when he pulled up to the house, William “Twin” Bottoms got into his car, brandishing a black handgun, according to an affidavit for his arrest.

Bottoms demanded cash from the victim, who said he had nothing except a debit card, the affidavit says. When Bottoms briefly stepped outside the car, the victim drove away. Bottoms fired five to six shots into the car, shattering the glass in the car’s rear windows.

Deputies arrested Bottoms at a home on Yardley Drive after he briefly tried to run away. They found a syringe, heroin and Xanax in his clothes, the affidavit says.

Bottoms, 16708 Chickasaw Ave., was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, resisting an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Schedule II and IV drugs.

Authorities arrest seven suspected of DWI

Authorities arrested at least seven people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Cole Gammon, 20, 12026 Oak Haven Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and driving with a suspended/revoked license.
  • Ciera Martello, 26, 2625 Elwick Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.
  • Alicia Munn, 29, 4905 Summa Court, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, one-way street violation and reckless operation.
  • Christopher Pickering, 33, 19676 Womack Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
  • Milton Vessell, 41, 2119 W. Azalea Ave., Baker, first-offense DWI, fleeing to elude police, drinking in a motor vehicle, hit-and-run and reckless operation.
  • Keary Walker, 35, 1942 Rhodes St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and speeding.
  • Jason White, 24, 550 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and following too close.

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.