Man, 22, accused in break-in, shooting

Baton Rouge police arrested a 22-year-old man Thursday accused of breaking into a Progress Street home in April and shooting at a woman and her son.

Police booked Devin Variste, 22, 6315 Greenwell St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated burglary and illegal use of a weapon, booking records show.

Variste is accused of forcing his way into a home in the 900 block of Progress Street about 5:20 a.m. on April 18 along with several other people, according to an arrest warrant.

Once inside, Variste fired gunshots at a woman and her son, according to the warrant, which indicates no one was injured.

Ages for the woman and her son weren’t available late Friday, and it was unclear whether arrest warrants had been issued for any other people allegedly involved in the shooting.

BR teenager arrested in shooting incident

Baton Rouge police on Thursday arrested a teen accused of shooting up a vehicle and injuring one person in the process more than two years ago.

Police booked Terence Roberson, 18, into Parish Prison on counts of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated criminal damage to property, booking records show.

Roberson, who was 16 at the time of the shooting, is accused of shooting at a vehicle with at least two passengers inside on April 18, 2012, in the 1500 block of North Marque Ann Drive, according to a warrant issued this week for Roberson’s arrest.

One person was shot in the shoulder and hand during the incident, the warrant says.

It was unclear late Friday whether any other people were wanted in the shooting, but the affidavit indicates others were involved.

Authorities book 3 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Tilelia Butler, 31, 11205 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, failure to maintain control, driver’s license suspended or revoked and reckless operation.
  • Blake Nolan, 22, 302 Lei Lani Ave., Abita Springs, first-offense DWI, failure to maintain control and reckless operation.
  • Khailon Williams, 21, 131 Chicago St., Tallulah, second-offense DWI and careless operation.

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