Authorities with the U.S. Marshals Service on Friday morning arrested a Baton Rouge man wanted in the Jan. 11 shooting death of a Plaquemine man near a Plank Road grocery store.

The suspect, Sidney Paul Ellois III, 18, was captured in Baton Rouge, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman.

Ellois was wanted in the death of Calvin Smith, 19, who was found fatally shot in the parking lot of Carlin’s Food Mart in the 2900 block of Plank Road, police said.

Ellois was wanted on counts of second-degree murder, armed robbery, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and principal to attempted second-degree murder, according to Crime Stoppers.

Ellois is currently being held at the Violent Crimes Unit at the Louisiana State Police headquarters, McKneely said.

Baton Rouge man booked on child porn

A 24-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested Thursday in Ascension Parish on counts related to child pornography, according to a press release from the State Police.

Spokesman Trooper 1st Class Jared Sandifer said Phillip J. Rome was charged with possession and distribution of images of child pornography.

The arrest came after investigators served a search warrant at Rome’s former residence in Prairieville. Investigators suspect Rome, who now lives in Baton Rouge, distributed and received the images while he resided in Prairieville.

As a result of the search warrant, a large amount of child pornography was located on a computer belonging to Rome, police said. Rome was placed under arrest and booked into the Ascension Parish jail.

Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Special Victims Unit worked with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, LSP Troop A, and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office on the investigation.

Authorities book 10 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. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Tyler Aucoin, 25, 33139 Percy Young Road, Walker, second-offense DWI, headlights required at night during inclement weather, driver’s license suspended or revoked and reckless operation.

Leda Corrales, 21, 777 Ben Hur Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, equipment violation, driver’s license not in possession and reckless operation.

Leslie Edwards, 38, 5223 Everett Lane, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and driver’s license expired.

Kendall Embs, 20, 19 Arnold Palmer, San Antonio, Texas, first-offense DWI, failure to signal and reckless operation.

John Fisher, 58, 4033 Driftwood St., Zachary, first-offense DWI.

Edward Gil, 40, 5034 S. Braxton Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to yield at stop sign and failure to signal.

Rico Jackson, 43, 7887 Videt Polk Drive, Baton Rouge, third-offense DWI, resisting an officer and failure to signal.

Adam Lafleur, 31, 2405 N. 3rd St., Baton Rouge, third-offense DWI, marijuana possession, headlights required and suspended license.

Ricardo Lopez, 34, 123 Florida Blvd., first-offense DWI, driver’s license required and improper lane usage.

Charles Lyles, 18, 3951 Caspiana Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and failure to maintain control.


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