BR man, 36, arrested in assault of boy, 11

Baton Rouge police arrested a 36-year-old man Tuesday in the December kidnapping and sexual assault of an 11-year-old boy, according Parish Prison records.

Police booked Eric Lands, 2231 Harleson St., Baton Rouge, with sexual battery and simple kidnapping, according to Parish Prison records.

According to a warrant for his arrest, Lands saw the child walking Dec. 1 on North Foster Drive near Madison Street. Lands stopped his car near the child and asked the boy if he knew him, the warrant says. The boy told Lands he did not know him, the warrant said.

Lands got out and forced the boy into his car, the warrant says. Lands drove to a nearby car wash where he began touching the boy through the child’s pants in the area of his genitals, according to the warrant. The boy told Lands to stop, the warrant says, but when Lands continued touching him, the child told police he took out a pick comb and began stabbing Lands.

Lands drove the boy back to the area where he had picked up the child and let him go, according to the warrant.

Lands was arrested after the child identified Lands in a six-person photographic lineup, the warrant says.

Police arrest suspect accused in stabbing

Baton Rouge police arrested a 37-year-old man Tuesday accused in the stabbing of another man Monday night shortly after the two left a Jessamine Street home together, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Chad Bordelon, 722 Seyburn Court, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on one count of attempted second-degree murder.

A witness said Bordelon and the victim left a home in the 2600 block of Jessamine Street at 7:50 p.m. Monday, the affidavit says.

About 15 minutes later, the victim called the witness and said he had been stabbed by Bordelon, the affidavit says.

The victim was taken to a hospital with at least three stab wounds, one of which caused his lung to collapse, the affidavit says.

Bordelon refused to talk to police about the incident, the affidavit says.

Three DWI suspects booked in EBR Parish

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. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Mendy Escudier, 36, 5165 Etta St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and license plate required.
  • Steven Norton, 28, 5154 Wicklow Drive, Baton Rouge, third-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, driver’s license suspended or revoked and possession of alcohol in a vehicle.
  • Robert Richard, 27, 3478 Olive Lane, Zachary, second-offense DWI and failure to maintain control.

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