Police and fire briefs for June 3, 2014 _lowres

Johnnie Pearson

Police nab suspect in attempted rape of teen

A 15-year-old boy early Monday led police to a man the boy said had attempted to rape him, Baton Rouge police said.

The boy told police a man approached him at the corner of North and 15th streets with a black revolver, demanding the boy empty his pockets, the affidavit of probable cause says.

When the boy said he did not have anything in his pockets, the man walked the boy at gunpoint to a nearby empty house and told him to take off his clothes, the affidavit says. When the man put the gun down and began taking off his clothes, the boy put his clothes back on and ran out of the house, screaming for help.

Officers happened to be in the area and obtained a description of the man, who was later identified as Johnnie Pearson, 44.

When the officers tried to confront Pearson a few blocks away, he ran. The officers shot him with a stun gun, then found the black revolver the boy had described in Pearson’s possession.

Pearson, 1826 Spanish Town Road, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted armed robbery, attempted aggravated rape, felon in possession of a firearm, illegal carrying of a firearm, resisting an officer and false imprisonment.

Police investigate shooting of woman, 27

A 27-year-old woman was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was shot shortly after midnight Monday, Baton Rouge Police said.

Police responded to the shooting in the 3300 block of Brady Street but did not find the shooter, Capt. Ronald Norman said in a news release.

The Violent Crimes Division is investigating. Call (225) 389-4869 or (225) 344-7867 with information in this case.

Authorities arrest three suspected 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. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Andrew King, 47, 2535 Eastgate Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, driving with suspended license and failure to signal.
  • Saintclair Maiden, 48, 10480 Catherine St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, no driver’s license and seat belt violation.
  • Joseph Olinde, 28, 7228 Dabadie Road, Ventress, third-offense DWI and speeding.

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