Background check did not show prior arrests for janitor accused of raping a Baton Rouge student _lowres

Adrian Wright Jr.

A man already sentenced to 10 years in prison for an auto theft now faces a new accusation from before he was jailed: that he raped a 14-year-old girl at a Baton Rouge-area school where he worked as a janitor.

In the more recent of the two cases, deputies say Adrian Wright Jr., 31, targeted the girl as she was leaving the school on Nov. 23, 2013, pushed her into a classroom and then raped her. The police report does not identify the school.

The girl recognized Wright because she had seen him cleaning the campus before — the report says he was an Aramark employee — but she was afraid to tell an official what happened because she was scared no one would believe her, the report says. The girl eventually told a school counselor almost five months after the alleged incident, in April 2014, the report says.

But by that point, Wright happened to be convicted and sentenced to 10 years for motor vehicle theft, court records show. For his most recent accusation, Wright, of 11510 Gibbens Road, Baton Rouge, was transferred from a correctional facility and booked Tuesday into Parish Prison on a count of forcible rape.

East Baton Rouge Parish School System spokesman Keith Bromery declined to comment on Tuesday night, and Aramark could not be reached for comment.

Third suspect booked in BR shooting death

A third man was arrested in a Thursday night shooting on George O’Neal Road that left one man dead on his front porch, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Trevon Sandolph, 19, was arrested after one of the two already accused shooters identified him as his friend and said Sandolph was involved in the crime, according to a police report.

At around 11 p.m. Thursday, 38-year-old Ivan Molina stepped outside his home at 16524 George O’Neal Lane and was shot multiple times. He died at a local hospital, but not before telling deputies the name of one of the accused shooters — Byron Maxson, 26.

Maxson, when questioned, revealed the name of Troy Carter Jr., also 26, and Carter in turn told deputies that Sandolph was the third of three shooters, the police report says.

Sandolph, whose last known address was 4165 Libuse Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked Tuesday into Parish Prison on counts of second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

Authorities book 2 on suspicion of DWI

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

Those booked and the counts against them:

Dawn Domescik, 39, 625 Carnation Ave., Metairie, first-offense DWI and reckless operation.

Peter Hargrove, 39, 12819 Sunshine Road, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, disobeying a traffic control device, driving with a suspended license, reckless operation and improper lane use.

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