A Baton Rouge man already jailed on a prior attempted murder conviction was indicted Thursday on counts of second-degree murder in a June 2012 incident.

Stanley Grigsby, 32, was charged Thursday in the robbery and shooting death of Columbus Milligan III.

Grigsby, 7040 Jewel Drive, killed Milligan outside his apartment at 4202 Mohican-Prescott Crossover, Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman said.

Baton Rouge police arrested Grigsby in September while he was awaiting sentencing for a July conviction on attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in a January 2012 shooting at the same apartment complex.

Police: woman steals purse, sets it on fire

Baton Rouge police Wednesday arrested a 35-year-old woman accused of stealing a purse, setting it on fire and punching the victim in the face when she tried to stop her.

The victim was cleaning a house at 484 Thornwood Drive when she saw Roshunda Felder steal her purse from her car, according to an arrest report. The victim called police, who were initially unable to confirm whether a theft happened, the report says.

When officers left and the victim returned to the house she was cleaning, she saw a large cloud of smoke coming from the backyard of the home she saw Felder enter after the theft, police said.

The victim went to the backyard and began snapping iPhone photos of her burning purse, police said, and Felder punched her in the face and stole the phone.

Felder’s 8-year-old son was standing outside and saw the attack happen, the report says. She drove away, but dropped her wallet with a picture ID, police said.

Felder, 1586 Windsor Ave., was booked Wednesday into Parish Prison on counts of vehicle burglary, simple robbery, simple arson and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. A judge set bail at $17,000, booking records show.

After a week in jail, man cleared in purse snatching

A Baton Rouge man arrested earlier this month, accused of snatching a woman’s purse outside a grocery store, was cleared after investigators said his alibi checked out.

Ronald Freeman Jr., 35, was arrested after the victim picked him out of a six-person photo lineup, according to an affidavit of probable cause. The theft happened Dec. 29 outside the Albertson’s at 7515 Perkins Road.

Freeman was in Parish Prison for seven days as investigators looked into his alibi . Freeman was released from Parish Prison on Wednesday, said Cpl. Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge police spokesman.

Authorities book 7 on suspicion of DWI

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

Those booked and the counts against them:

Jordan Broussard, 19, 17135 Morris Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense underage DWI, disobeying traffic control device, driving over a median, and reckless operation.

Gaines Garrett, 29, 5153 Etta St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, headlights required and reckless operation.

Charles Harris, 31, 2388 Yazoo St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, obstruction of an intersection, reckless operation, failure to yield to stop sign, marijuana possession and equipment violation.

Larry Hopkins, 35, 117 Mistletoe Drive, Slaughter, first-offense DWI, following too close and improper lane usage.

Francisco Lopez, 30, 4051 Ellis Drive, Tyler, Texas, first-offense DWI, possession of alcohol in vehicle and reckless operation.

Camellia Pomares, 55, 1050 Homer Road, Liberty, Mississippi, first-offense DWI, hit and run, and reckless operation.

Marquese Shakesnider, 22, 8123 Dover St., Houston, Texas, first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.


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