Police: Man put guns in pants, left store
Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a man who stole two guns Tuesday from the Sullivan Road Walmart. The man stole the first gun at 3:39 a.m. by opening a locked gun case, said Casey Rayborn Hicks.
The man put the gun, a Remington shotgun, down his pants and walked out of the store, Hicks said. He returned to the store at 5:27 a.m. and stole a Marlin rifle.
Both times, the man put the guns down his pants and walked out of the store, Hicks said. He then dropped the weapons near a curb outside, retrieving them later.
The man was caught on surveillance tape during both trips to the store, Hicks said. During the first trip, he was wearing dark pants and a dark shirt with a smiley face on it.
During the second trip, he was wearing dark pants and a dark jacket with stripes on the sleeves. The man was driving a white crew cab pickup.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Woman, 46, badly hurt in hit-and-run
Police are investigating a Thursday hit-and-run that left a pedestrian critically injured, a police spokesman said.
The victim, a 46-year-old woman, was found lying in the southbound lane of the 5600 block of Plank Road around 4:35 a.m., Capt. Joan Cage said.
The woman was hit by a vehicle, which was driven away after the incident, Cage said.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact police at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867.
Man booked on rape, kidnapping counts
A man, 31, was arrested Wednesday, accused of kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old woman, an arrest warrant says.
Cornell Moore forced the woman into his sport utility vehicle on May 10 after seeing her walking along Plank Road near Fairfields Avenue, the warrant says.
He drove to the 1300 block of Government Street and raped the woman inside his parked vehicle, the warrant says. He then forced her out of the vehicle and fled.
Moore, 16441 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of forcible rape and second-degree kidnapping.
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. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
•Kelsey Moses, 25, 4213 Wayfrey Ave., Metairie, first-offense DWI, license plate required, improper lane usage, motor vehicle insurance required and driver’s license not in possession.
•Daniel McInnis, 20, 2548 N. Cotswald Drive, Shreveport, first-offense DWI, simple escape and unreasonable speed.
•Johnny Ford, 48, 4587 Cadillac St., second-offense DWI and improper lane usage.