Baton Rouge police arrested a 79-year-old man Saturday who was accused of trying to set his longtime girlfriend on fire for telling his wife about their affair.
Carlos Garrido told detectives that he doused the woman in a “flammable liquid” and tried to set her ablaze for calling his wife and telling her the two had been having an affair for several years, according to an arrest report. He tackled the woman when she tried to run away, police said, but she was ultimately able to escape.
Garrido, 5120 E. Bluebell Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked Saturday into Parish Prison on a count of attempted second-degree murder.
Baton Rouge man, 19, arrested in rape of girl, 9
Baton Rouge police on Saturday arrested a man in the rape of a 9-year-old girl.
The victim told a psychiatrist last week that Isaiah Finnley, 19, had raped her in October and that her mother accused her of lying about the incident, according to an arrest report.
When police initially went to question Finnley, he ran away and officers were unable to find him, the report says. They returned the next day and found him hiding underneath a bed, police said. Upon arrest, Finnley was “combative and aggressive,” police said.
Finnley, 3579 Victoria Drive, Lot 36, Baton Rouge, was booked Saturday into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated rape and resisting officers.
Man accused of striking girlfriend’s son with pot
Baton Rouge police on Saturday arrested a 48-year-old man accused of hitting his girlfriend’s son in the head with a cooking pot.
Roger Perkins struck the victim in the head with the cookware, causing a gash that required five staples to close it, according to an arrest report. Perkins told investigators he hit the victim in self-defense after he had charged at him with a knife, the report says.
The victim’s age was not disclosed in the arrest report.
Perkins, 10863 Black Oak Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked Saturday into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated second-degree battery.
Man dies after being shot in parking lot
A man died early Sunday morning after he was shot and wounded in a Plank Road parking lot.
Officers arrived at 2944 Plank Road about 1:15 a.m. and found 19-year-old Calvin Smith, of Plaquemine, lying in the parking lot of Carlins Food Mart, wounded by gunfire, Baton Rouge police Capt. Archie Lee said in a news release.
Smith, of 2547 Ferdinard St., Plaquemine, had been shot several times and was unresponsive, Lee said. Emergency Medical Services took him to Baton Rouge General Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Police asked anyone with information on the shooting to contact the Violent Crime Division at (225) 389-4869 or Crimestoppers at 344-7867.
Deputies book ex-boyfriend in attack
Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 34-year-old man accused of walking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and looking through her things and then attacking her when she tried to call police.
The incident began when Jerry Jones walked through the open front door of the apartment in the 14000 block of Azalea Park Avenue on Wednesday night and began rifling through the woman’s belongings, according to a police report. The woman told Jones to leave — and in response he hit her in the face and neck, the report says.
The woman then tried to call police, and Jones shoved her against the wall, shattering her cellphone’s glass, according to the report.
When deputies arrived, Jones had left the apartment, and there was blood on the woman’s fingertips and cellphone, though it was not clear whose blood it was, deputies said.
Jones had been with the woman for 10 years and the two had lived together for most of that time but separated in October, according to the report.
Jones, of the 14000 block of Azalea Park Avenue, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of domestic abuse battery, home invasion and simple criminal damage to property.
Fire damages home Sunday on 15th Street
Flames and smoke damaged a home on North 15th Street early Sunday but caused no injuries, the Baton Rouge Fire Department said.
Firefighters arrived about 2:45 a.m. and saw flames leaping from the roof of the single-family home at 2106 N. 15th St., Fire Department spokesman Mark Miles said in a news release.
Crews forced their way into the house because no one was home, he said.
“The fire looked to have started near a closet and could have been electrical, but the cause has not been determined,” Miles said in a news release.
The loss to the home and contents is estimated at $45,000. The value of the home before the fire was $65,000, the release says.
Nine suspected of driving while intoxicated
Authorities arrested at least nine people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
- ?Michael Campanile, 48, 5444 Hickory Ridge Blvd., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI.
- ?Kevin Guidry, 37, 11888 Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to maintain control and driver’s license not on person.
- ?Brett Hebert, 21, 104 Ormond Oaks Drive, Destrehan, first-offense DWI.
- ?Roosevelt Jackson, 69, 4136 Pensacola Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.
- Altaurius Johnson, 28, 14030 Serenity Cove Drive, Gonzales, first-offense DWI, negligent vehicular injuring and reckless operation.
- Ricky Johnson, 31, 1836 N. 17th St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and failure to maintain control.
- Megan Partyka, 28, 515 Gardere Lane, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
- Sada Sari Abu, 24, 15244 Oak View Lane, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to maintain control and failure to stop at stop sign.
- Marvin Skipper, 38, 23580 Southpoint Drive, Denham Springs, second-offense DWI and one-way street violation.
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