Baton Rouge Police say a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center was arrested on Monday in Tacoma, Washington, almost a month after he had been accused of using company credit cards for personal expenses.
The center’s former director of facilities, Larry Butler, 49, admitted in emails to the center’s human resources department that he spent more than $16,000 of the center’s money on his own purchases, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman. But Butler made no efforts to repay the center, McKneely said.
The purchases came to light only after Butler told the center he had another job, and was then fired.
Man accused of assault on young relatives
Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday arrested a 48-year-old man accused of beating a relative with a golf club and throwing a baby stroller at another relative.
Paul McLean refused to leave a family member alone even after she drew a knife at him, in self-defense, at the family member’s Richey Drive home, according to the affidavit of probable cause. McLean, in response threw a baby stroller at her, and when she threw the stroller back, he picked up a golf club that had fallen out of the stroller and tried to hit a 16-year-old relative, the affidavit says. He later hit the first relative over the head and a different 13-year-old relative in the arm, the affidavit says. When the golf club broke and the 16-year-old ran out the front door, McLean chased her with what remained of the broken club, according to the affidavit.
McLean, of 7431 Greenwell Street, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated second-degree battery, aggravated battery and aggravated assault.
Authorities book man on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked him into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.
Don Calhoun, 41, of 1365 Eagle Drive, Zachary, was booked on counts of DWI and possession of alcohol in vehicle.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.