Baton Rouge Crime

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  • Officer pleads not guilty in Philando Castile killing

    5 hrs ago | via WTKR-TV Norfolk 

    Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who's accused of fatally shooting Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July, pleaded not guilty in a St. Paul court Monday. Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who's accused of fatally shooting Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July, pleaded not guilty in a St. Paul court Monday, Feb. 27, 2017.

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  • Paraplegic woman stuck to mattress with infected sor...

    5 hrs ago | via The Advocate 

    A paraplegic woman who had not left her bed for two years had to be transported to the hospital in the mattress and bed frame because the sores on her back had become so infected that she was stuck to the mattress, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. And that led to the arrest of her uncle and grandmother, Quintin Harris, 53, and Barbara Harris, 75, on Sunday after sheriff's deputies determined they had failed to properly care for the woman, according to the arrest report.

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  • 'He's got a gun! Gun': Video shows fatal confrontati...

    6 hrs ago | via The Advocate 

    A 37-year old man who sold CDs outside a North Foster Drive convenience store was shot and killed by a Baton Rouge police officer Tuesday morning after "some type of altercation" with two officers, officials said. The incident was captured on video.

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  • Second video emerges of Alton Sterling fatal shootin...

    6 hrs ago | via The Advocate 

    Image from video -- A second video shows the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by a Baton Rouge police officer on July 5, 2016. Image from video -- A second video shows the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by a Baton Rouge police officer on July 5, 2016.

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  • VIDEO: Deputies searching for vehicle burglary suspect

    9 hrs ago | via KPLC-TV Lake Charles 

    The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is seeking a male suspect who allegedly forced his way into a vehicle on February 24. According to officials, deputies responded to a home in the 5800 block of Lanier Dr. Saturday in reference to a vehicle burglary. When deputies arrived, they observed forced entry into a vehicle and the contents of the vehicle had been tossed around.

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  • How law enforcement handles accidental shootings inv...

    Saturday Feb 25 | via The Advocate 

    Journee' Campbell, 20-months, with her mom, Crystal Kinchen on Jan. 18, 2017. Crystal Kinchen was arrested for an accidental shooting where her son Joseph Campbell Jr., 2 years old at the time, accidentally shot her daughter Journee' Campbell, 1 year old at the time.

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  • Pickup Plows into Crowd at New Orleans Parade Leavin...

    Saturday Feb 25 | via FireHouse.com 

    Feb. 26--A driver who appeared to be intoxicated slammed through a massive crowd celebrating the Endymion parade in Mid-City on Saturday night, injuring at least 28 people including five who were taken to a trauma center in guarded condition, officials said. Stunned bystanders said they watched in horror as a gray truck driven by a young man raced downriver on N. Carrollton Avenue toward its intersection with Orleans Avenue about 6:45 p.m. Saturday before slamming into two vehicles, then veering left into the neutral ground before it came to rest against a large dump truck.

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  • Photos: Warrick Dunn's charity program makes new hom...

    Friday Feb 24 | via The Advocate 

    On Friday, Latrenda Perkins, the single mom of children Billy Perkins, 10, and Lebria Perkins, 15, could jingle the keys to her new Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge home, made possible through partnership with the 'Homes for the Holidays' program of former Baton Rougean and NFL running back Warrick Dunn. But Latrenda didn't know it would come stocked with $10,000 worth of furniture, appliances, and technology from Aaron's, Inc., and loaded with groceries from the local Shoppers Value Foods, which is co-owned by Ted Harvey and wife Lisa Harvey, who is also Principal of Catholic High, where Dunn played his high school ball.

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  • Police: Baton Rouge man arrested in Jan. 16 drive-by...

    Friday Feb 24 | via The Advocate 

    A man is accused of being the gunman behind a Jan. 16 drive-by shooting in the 3700 block of Charles Street, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department report. Responding officers found the victim with gunshot wounds to his face and hands at about 3 a.m. around the corner from where the shooting happened.

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  • Walker man arrested on two counts of vehicular homic...

    Friday Feb 24 | via The Advocate 

    A Walker man is accused of driving in the wrong direction on Interstate 110 north, causing an accident that left two men dead and others injured, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department report. Police said White was driving the wrong direction on I-110 when he struck another car head-on around 3:30 a.m. A freightliner then crashed into those vehicles, hitting good Samaritans who were trying to help the first set of victims.

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  • August flood contractor fraud case grows to more tha...

    Friday Feb 24 | via NOLA.com 

    Matt Morris, 39, was arrested in Livingston Parish and charged with more than three dozen counts related to contractor fraud investigations. The fraud investigation into Baton Rouge contractor Matt Morris' operations in the weeks after the August floods metastasized this week into more than 90 total charges from at least five different jurisdictions.

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  • Aramis Jackson gets life in 2010 slaying; Listen to ...

    Friday Feb 24 | via WBRZ 

    BATON ROUGE - A plea deal was reached in the high-profile murder of a woman and the shooting injury of her small child in their Beauregard Town home almost seven years ago. The deal means Aramis Jackson won't be put to death for killing Alexandra Engler, 42, and the injuring of her daughter, Ariana.

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  • Kim Kardashian Supports Rioters After Cop Fired Gun ...

    Thursday Feb 23 | via HollywoodLife 

    Wow! Kim Kardashian doesn't chime in on controversial news stories very often, so when she does it's got to be something that really affected her. We've got the details on how she's furious that an off-duty LAPD cop fired his gun near an unarmed teenage boy, and supporting those who are rioting against his actions.

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  • Baton Rouge woman, sons arrested after alleged armed...

    Thursday Feb 23 | via The Advocate 

    A Baton Rouge woman and her two sons have been arrested after one person was allegedly kidnapped and beaten for several hours before his mother negotiated his release. Dannie Hayward, 22, his mother Pamela Hayward, 46, and his brother Gary Fieldings, 25, were arrested and charged with second degree kidnapping and second degree battery.

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  • Suspect arrested in early morning shooting that left...

    Wednesday Feb 22 | via WTVM 

    Carl Thompson Jr., 46, was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. Residents in the Lake Lawford neighborhood said they are surprised to see such violence.

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  • Matthew Morris, 39

    Wednesday Feb 22 | via KPLC-TV Lake Charles 

    Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say Matthew Morris, accused of taking advantage of more than a dozen flood victims, is now in custody. On Wednesday, February 22, he was booked in Livingston Parish on charges of residential contractor fraud, felony misapplication of payments, and contracting without a license.

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  • Suspect arrested in early morning shooting on Lake L...

    Wednesday Feb 22 | via KPLC-TV Lake Charles 

    Carl Thompson Jr. was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on charges of attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating the case.

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  • Mid City crime blotter for Feb. 3-9, 2017

    Wednesday Feb 22 | via The Advocate 

    Report is based on Baton Rouge crime incidents handled by the Baton Rouge Police Department, including burglaries , robberies , auto theft, homicides and rapes between Feb. 3-9.

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  • How Facebook Autoplay Is Triggering Vicarious Trauma

    Monday Feb 20 | via Switched 

    On July 5th, 2016, Rashain Carriere-Williams woke up to the news that Alton Sterling, a father-of-five, was fatally shot in the back by police officers outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Carriere-Williams, who lives only 81.1 miles away in New Orleans with her husband and six-year-old twins, opened Facebook and witnessed the Sterling shooting.

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  • Gautier Crime Reports

    Wednesday Feb 15 | via The Mississippi Press 

    Thomas Marshall Stewart, 30, Gautier, was arrested on outstanding warrants for seat belt violation, expired license tag, speeding, no insurance, no driver's license, tinted windows first offense and contempt of court. Dewayne Lamar Davis, 41, Baton Rouge, La., was arrested on an outstanding warrant for domestic violence simple assault first offense.

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Baton Rouge Law

Will I go to jail for failing a court ordered drug test?
I had a case about something completely not associated with marijuana at all. The judge asked me if I smoked. I told the truth & said "yes". Then he ordered that the next time I come to court he was going to drug test me & if I test positive for marijuana he'll sentence me 3 years. Can he do that? Even though my case had nothing to do with narcotics.
Need more details. You need to call an attorney.
Why plead no contest to DUI when blood test was lost?
I was involved Ina head-on MVA after the front end of my car was clipped in a hit-and-run, sending my car into oncoming traffic. The result was a collision with a truck. It was 5 am as I was on my way to work. As the state police were searching my purse for ID they found a prescription bottle of pain medication I had filled the day prior. If they had counted them, it would have been discovered that all were there. I wasn't charged with DUI until over a year later in the course of a civil suit. As it was a hit-and- run that started the chain of command, I'm the only one left to go after in the money train. I called the state crime lab repeatedly and they have no blood test results for me even though one was done upon my ER admission. It was discarded before I was even sent to a room. What I'd like to know is why I'd be advised to plea no contest by my attorney. I was already thoroughly upset at the charge being dismissed due to a technicality, but the idea of pleading no contest seems beyond ludicrous! The assistant DA wants to get my medical records, which as of now the judge has denied.
That is not a question that we can answer. We haven't seen the other evidence, but only have your interpretation of it....
Will I still be eligible for DACA Renewal if I was arrested for DWI but never convicted?
I was driving "buzzed" and speeding so I was arrested, immediately I called my lawyer and he recommended PTI, an one year program so my dwi would never go into my record, I completed the program and i was not convicted, I have all the papers and certifications that shows the program completed. Would they deny my Renewal? Should I get a immigration lawyer or send the application myself? If i send the application on my own should I send the proof that shows I wasn't convicted in the beginning or later on if it gets denied?
You will still need to disclose the arrest. That one year "program" could still be considered a "conviction" for...
How do I go about taking care of this dwi fta?
I got a dwi in Louisiana 13 yrs ago and have a fta. I was in the military at the time and moved shortly after. Thinking it would go away, I did nothing about it. now I'm older and ready to take care of this.
Find a criminal defense attorney that practices where you were arrested. Some states purge old warrants that haven't...
Looking for pro Bono or low cost DWI lawyer
Charged with first DWI bit it's actually the 3rd. Have not read police report it's dor boyfriend i believe he was parked i left the car with hom we were having car trouble i was next door to the store doing laundry i come back him and the car were gone him in jail for DWI and my car impounded
Pro bono attorneys in criminal cases are public defenders. Because of their existence, private attorney generally don'...
What does a continuance without date mean in Louisiana? Does the charge appear as pending on your background check?
I was arrested for a felony 5 years ago. My lawyer and the DA agreed on a continuance without date. I was told if I stay out of trouble for the next three years the charges would be dismissed and everything erased. What will my background check show during the three year probation period?
What will your background check show? It would depend on the source used for the background check. Some are more...
How long does a DWI failed sobriety test stay on your driving record if the criminal charges are dropped via Article 894?
I was arrested for DWI in September 2010 after attending an LSU football game after failing a breathalyzer. In 2013, the charges were dismissed via Article 894, but has not been expunged. I did a self query of LA DMV records and the license suspension is still on there. Will this be on my record for 10 years as if I was convicted, and if not when can I expect this to disappear? Thnaks
While you pled under 894, unless you go through the subsequent step of getting an expungement of the arrest records...