Baton Rouge police on Saturday arrested a 28-year-old woman accused of trying to kill a woman outside a nightclub in January with a pair of scissors.
Rasheedah Beloney was leaving a Baton Rouge nightclub about 4 a.m. on Jan. 18 when she spotted her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend and the women began to argue, according to an arrest warrant. Armed with a pair of scissors, Beloney tried to stab the woman, who was with her sister, police said.
Beloney’s boyfriend, Ralphall Patterson, then struck one of the victims in the back of the head with a tire iron, the warrant says. Patterson and Baloney then ran away, police said.
One of the victims suffered severe bruising and a laceration to the back of the head, while other victim’s injuries included a punctured lung, the warrant says.
Beloney, 5222 Hollywood St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated second-degree battery.
Woman cited for DWI after hitting pedestrian
A Baton Rouge woman Friday was cited for her fourth DWI after she was accused of drunkenly speeding through a crosswalk and hitting a pedestrian.
Kimberly Sossamon, 43, was speeding and using her cellphone when she blew through a stop sign and swerved across two lanes of traffic, according to an arrest report. She hit a pedestrian, who suffered a broken ankle, police said.
Sossamon failed a field sobriety test and registered a blood-alcohol content of .174 percent, more than twice the legal limit, police said. She has prior DWI arrests in Jefferson Parish, Baton Rouge and Tangipahoa Parish, records show.
Sossamon, 2045 N. 3rd St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of fourth-offense DWI, vehicular negligent injuring, failure to maintain control, failure to yield to a stop sign and insurance required.
Former officer accused of drunk driving
A former Baton Rouge police officer who was pulled over for suspected drunk driving and claimed he still worked with the police was arrested Saturday by city police.
Willie Jones, 41, drew an officer’s attention when he crossed the center line into the path of oncoming traffic and in front of a car that was heading toward him, according to a police report.
As the officer approached him at a traffic stop, he noted Jones smelled strongly of alcohol but refused to take a field sobriety test, the report says.
Jones also claimed he was a Baton Rouge police officer and said he had his commission card in his wallet, according to the report. Jones was in fact a BRPD officer — but he had been terminated in 2010, the report says.
Jones, of 2219 Faith Ave., Baton Rouge, refused a breath-alcohol test and was booked into Parish Prison on counts of impersonating a police officer, third-offense DWI, driving over a median, failure to yield and improper lane use.
Man booked after crash injures pregnant wife
Baton Rouge police say a man drunkenly caused an accident that sent his pregnant wife to the hospital with unspecified injuries Friday night.
Miguel Lopez, 39, was driving on Florida Boulevard near Monterrey Boulevard when he passed through a red light and slammed into another vehicle crossing his car’s path, according to a police report. Lopez’s wife, who was not wearing a seat belt, was injured in the crash and taken to a hospital, though the report does not say how she was injured.
Lopez had “slurred incoherent speech” and smelled strongly of alcohol, the report says. It says he ultimately blew a .240 percent on a breath alcohol test, which is four times the legal limit for driving after having consumed alcohol.
He also wasn’t carrying a driver’s license and “started urinating in the middle of Florida Boulevard” while officers were trying to piece together what happened in the crash, the report says.
Lopez, of 9038 GSRI Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of first-offense DWI, disobeying a red light, vehicular negligent injuring, urinating in public, no driver’s license and reckless operation.
Authorities book 11 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least 11 people — including Lopez, Jones and Sossamon — 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:
Vera Deville, 20, 9236 Kingcrest Parkway, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and failure to maintain control.
Angela Dietrich, 41, 18354 Fountain Hill Blvd., Prairieville, first-offense DWI and failure to signal.
Robert Howard, 30, 24494 Millican St., Walker, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and driver’s license revoked or suspended.
Chasity Marshall, 42, 15365 La. 73, Prairieville, first-offense DWI.
Christopher Moore, 29, 9714 Patio Court, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, possession of alcohol in vehicle, first-degree vehicular negligent injuring, operating vehicle while driver’s license suspended, reckless operation and no registration.
Kimberley Phillips, 22, 16623 Ticonderoga Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, driver’s license revoked or suspended and improper lane usage.
Ryan St. Angelo, 20, 41035 La. 931, Gonzales, first-offense DWI, careless driving, reckless operation and driving wrong way on one-way street.
Logan Wheeler, 25, 427 S. Ardenwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and license plate required.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.