Baton Rouge police on Tuesday arrested a 28-year-old man accused of chasing his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend down Coursey Boulevard in his vehicle on July 6 after pointing a handgun at them.
The victims told police that Travis Jermaine Helms pulled into a driveway on Cedarcrest Avenue while they were sitting in a car, the arrest warrant says. As Helms walked up to the car, they saw he had a black handgun pointed at them.
They pulled out of the driveway and drove to businesses on Coursey Boulevard seeking safety as Helms sped behind them, the warrant says.
Helms, 5242 Jean St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and stalking.
Arrest made in threat against woman
Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested a man accused of threatening a woman at knifepoint, demanding she him her disability money, according to the arrest affidavit.
Deputies arrived Monday at a Mast Drive residence where the victim told them Melvin James Taylor, 42, threatened her with a serrated kitchen knife after an argument and demanded she give him money from her disability work card because she owed him money, the affidavit says.
About nine hours after deputies interviewed the victim, a deputy stopped Taylor when he returned to the Mast Drive home and hit a vehicle’s windshield with a wooden chair, another arrest affidavit says. Taylor, who told deputies his name is Mark Stewart, said someone else threw the chair at him, but it missed and hit the windshield.
Investigators found three impact points on the shattered windshield and noted the chair was broken and lying on the ground next to the vehicle, the affidavit says.
Taylor, 8054 Skysail Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated assault with a knife, resisting an officer and criminal damage to property.
Authorities book 3 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
Donald Linder, 32, 159 Westbrook Road, Ferriday, second-offense DWI and stop sign/yield sign violation.
Anthony Moses, 29, 8748 Cody Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, careless operation and possession of Schedule I drugs.
Danna Plauche, 33, 7035 Burtcliff Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and careless operation.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.