Woman accused of beating girl with hanger

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies say a 39-year-old woman whipped an 8-year-old girl with a plastic hanger, leaving her with bruises all over her body.

Xiu Mei Wu told police she beat the girl because she constantly misbehaves, according to the affidavit of probable cause. The girl was examined at a local hospital, where doctors discovered bruises on her arms, leg and back, the affidavit says.

Wu, of the 1700 block of Wax Road, Central, was booked into Parish Prison on Thursday on one count of cruelty to a juvenile.

Baker woman accused in pen-wielding attack

Baker police say a 44-year-old woman stabbed another woman Tuesday at an independent living group home with a pen the victim had just handed back to her.

Sharla Williams was sitting in a group home at 4702 Lavey Lane when the victim was preparing to leave and asked Williams if she wanted her pen back, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

Williams took the pen, then stabbed the woman about four times. When police arrived, Williams was sitting on a couch “with a blank stare on her face,” and was unresponsive when police tried to question her, the affidavit says.

Williams, of 4702 Lavey Lane, was booked into Parish Prison on a count of aggravated second-degree battery.

Second man arrested in Sunderland shooting

Sheriff’s deputies said they arrested a second assailant in an August 31 shooting in which a man is accused of kicking down the door to an apartment, shouting, “where the females at?” and shooting a 30-year-old apartment resident several times in the back as he ran away.

Deputies booked Alan Dixon, 26, into Parish Prison shortly after the Sunderland Avenue shooting — but an arrest warrant noted that Dixon was one of two shooters. Now, Jeffery Simon Jr., 24, is accused of being the second shooter.

Simon approached the victim a few minutes after Dixon broke into the apartment about 7 a.m. August 31, when Dixon and the victim had taken their argument to the apartment’s parking lot, according to the arrest warrant.

When the victim began running away, Simon pulled out his own handgun and, along with Dixon, fired at the victim and struck him several times as he ran away, the warrant says.

Simon, of 3235 Oakcrest Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.

BR teen accused of chasing, firing at man

A 17-year-old was arrested after sheriff’s deputies say he chased a 21-year-old man around a neighborhood and fired two shots at him with a Beretta handgun on Wednesday night.

Roderick Jordan told police the 21-year-old man approached him in the 6900 block of Perimeter Drive and shot at him about five times, with the bullets apparently striking a nearby house, according to the affidavit of probable cause. Jordan then armed himself with the Beretta and ran after the man, shooting at least twice, the affidavit says.

Jordan told police the gunfire was part of an ongoing dispute. Deputies say they will be issuing a warrant for the other man who was involved in the shooting.

Jordan, of 7163 Reverie Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on Wednesday on counts of attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

Authorities seeking driver in hit-and-run

State Police said they are looking for the driver of a bright yellow Scion believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run crash on Jefferson Highway on Monday night that injured a 29-year-old woman.

Amber Sandifer, of Port Allen, was heading west on Jefferson Highway through the Bluebonnet Boulevard intersection at about 11:30 p.m. Monday when a yellow Scion tC heading north crashed into the rear of Sandifer’s car and then sped from the scene toward Airline Highway, said Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer, a State Police spokesman (no relation).

Amber Sandifer was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

The car should have damage to the area around the left front fender as well as a bright yellow custom paint job, Jared Sandifer said.

Anyone with details about the crash can contact State Police Troop A at 225-754-8500 or a local law enforcement office.

Five booked on suspicion of DWI in EBR

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

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Eugene Butler, 42, 7747 Glen Oaks Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and headlights required.
  • Gary Davis, 43, 3421 Beechwood Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, hit-and-run and reckless operation.
  • Gresham Roberson, 28, 5957 St. Katherine, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI, driver’s license required or expired, seat belt violation and reckless operation.
  • Adam Short, 36, 630 River Oaks Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and speeding.
  • Jonathan Williams, 24, 1283 Stilt St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI and failure to maintain control.

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