A 32-year-old Baton Rouge man was shot and killed early Saturday while driving in the 100 block of North 18th Street, Baton Rouge police said.
Reginald Joseph, 32, 3253 Midway St, was shot multiple times around 12:40 a.m. while driving a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche southbound on North 18th Street from Convention Street, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman.
Few details were available on Saturday as police continued to investigate. They urge anyone with information on the shooting to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) -389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225)-344-7867.
Man, 20, accused of attempted murder
East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies on Friday arrested a 20-year-old man wanted since July on counts of attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.
Qdarious Hankton was outside his mother’s house the evening of July 12, when his mother got into an argument with a man, according to an arrest warrant.
Hankton pulled out a gun when the man left the house and shot him twice in the chest, police said. The victim, who survived the shooting, later identified Hankton from a six-person lineup, the warrant says.
Hankton, no listed address, was booked into Parish Prison on Friday on counts of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
Man booked on cruelty to infirm, resisting arrest
Baton Rouge police on Saturday arrested a man accused of threatening his 85-year-old mother and smashing her collectible figurines.
Donald Dabney, 60, threatened his mother with physical violence for calling 911, according to an arrest report. When Baton Rouge Police showed up at the woman’s house just after midnight, they heard the elderly woman crying and begging her son to calm down, the report says.
She then showed officers a pile of broken figurines she said her son had smashed, authorities said. When police approached Dabney, he balled his fist and told them, “I ain’t going anywhere,” the report says.
Dabney, 2573 75th St., was booked into Parish Prison on counts of cruelty to the infirm and resisting an officer.
Police: Man beat children with belt
Authorities on Friday arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of beating two children under the age of 10 with a belt.
Irvin George, 34, told Baton Rouge police he beat a 4-year-old girl with a belt after she lied about wetting the bed, according to an arrest report. He also repeatedly struck a 9-year-old boy for misbehaving at school, police said.
The children, both of whom were struck more than five times each, had cuts and bruises on their backs, legs and buttocks, authorities said.
George, 8703 Pecan Tree Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on Friday on counts of cruelty to juveniles.
Illegal electric hookup leads to man’s arrest
Baton Rouge police on Friday arrested a man accused of using an illegal hookup to steal electricity at an apartment that was supposed to be vacant.
Acting on a heroin-related Crime Stoppers tip, authorities went to a Shelley Street apartment, where Milton Maloid, 31, opened the door, according to an arrest report. Officers checked the rear of the apartment complex and found an illegal hookup at the meter used to get electricity without paying, police said.
Maloid, 3219 Shelley St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on Friday counts of theft of utilities.
10 booked in EBR on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least 10 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. Saturday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
Gary Higgs, 59, 12755 Mustang Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation of vehicle.
Ryan Latimore, 24, 8617 Jade Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
Phillip Messina, 52, 10544 Black Oak St., Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, failure to maintain control, hit and run, public intimidation and simple criminal damage to property.
Juan Milla, 52, 16034 Manchester Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, careless driving.
Jack Mixon, 47, 222 Beaver Lake Road, Baton Rouge, and Purvis, Mississippi, second-offense DWI, speeding, drinking in motor vehicle and flee to elude police.
Dustin Oubre, 38, 4419 Mimosa St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
Cornelius Piccou, 37, 9855 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, speeding, distribution/manufacturing Schedule II drugs, possession of Schedule I drugs, reckless operation of vehicle and registration on motor vehicle.
Amaya Rodriguez, 25, 17522 Martin Lake Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license required and expired motor vehicle inspection.
Latasha Thomas, 31, 5923 Maplewood Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of vehicle and hit and run.
Leonard Williams, 30, 9734 Grand Teton St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, hit and run and driver’s license not in possession.
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