The Baton Rouge police officer who drove his patrol car into an LSU lake early Sept. 11 resigned effective Tuesday, a police spokesman said.
Byron Boudreaux, a two-year veteran of uniform patrol in the First District, was placed on administrative leave after the accident while the department investigated how his marked patrol unit ended up in the lake.
Authorities found the car in the water near the intersection of East Lakeshore Drive and Cedardale Avenue at about 2 a.m. Sept. 11.
Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said because Boudreaux resigned, the investigation is over.
Police have released few details about how Boudreaux’s unit ended up in the lake. McKneely said Tuesday that Boudreaux did not break any criminal laws and was not legally under the influence when given a blood-alcohol test at the scene.
Second man booked in Sept. 24 shootings
Sheriff’s deputies late Monday night arrested a 21-year-old man wanted in the Sept. 24 shootings in the 6900 block of Perimeter Drive.
Deputies had been called to the scene at 11:30 a.m. that day about shots fired and found no injuries, but a home where two children were in at the time was damaged, the arrest warrant says.
Victims and witnesses told deputies that Dajuan Hills, 21, walked up to Roderick Jordan, 18, who Hills claims broke into his home, pulled out a handgun and shot at Jordan five times, the warrant says.
As Hills ran after firing the shots, Jordan pulled a Beretta handgun, chased Hills and fired two shots at Hills, the warrant says. Deputies on Sept. 24 arrested Jordan, 7163 Reverie Ave., Baton Rouge and booked him into Parish Prison on a count of attempted second-degree murder.
Hills, 7166 Pitcairn Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked Monday on four counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of illegal use of a weapon.
Baker man accused of cheating at craps
State Police gaming officials arrested a 27-year-old man accused of cheating at the craps table Sunday at the Hollywood Casino in Baton Rouge.
Casino officials notified investigators that the man — later identified as Clifford Profit — was placing bets on winning markers after the dice was thrown, said Lt. J.B. Slaton, a State Police spokesman, said.
Slaton said that type of betting is seen at the roulette table and other casino games. “I think it’s more prevalent on the games where they think they can slide more chips on their stack when the dealer isn’t looking,” he said.
Profit, 2540 Hovey Ave., Baker, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of swindling and cheating, booking records show.
Authorities book 2 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
Samuel Bebeau, 26, 6810 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and speeding.
Christopher Reeder, 28, 1227 Seyburn Drive, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and improper turn.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.