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  • Man arrested after escaping police custody in Independence

    April 27, 2017 12:44 PM

    INDEPENDENCE – A man who escaped police custody in Independence on Wednesday has been captured and arrested. On Wednesday around 10:30 a.m., officers of the Independence Police Department were attempting to arrest 36-year-old Deangelo Robbins on a warrant from Texas for aggravated sexual assault of a child. Robbins... more »
  • Police: Mandeville officer fired amid accusations of theft

    April 26, 2017 1:13 PM

    MANDEVILLE - A Mandeville police officer has lost his termination appeal after he was accused of stealing batteries from a Home Depot. News outlets report the Mandeville Municipal Police Employee' Civil Service Board upheld Johnny Sanders' termination on Monday. Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker said in a news release that... more »
  • British police arrest suspect in nightclub acid attack

    April 23, 2017 11:51 AM

    LONDON - British police say they have arrested the boyfriend of a reality TV performer sought in connection to an acid attack at an east London nightclub. Police said Sunday that Arthur Collins had been arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of attempted murder. Police had earlier named him as... more »
  • Teacher faces federal charge in Tennessee student case

    April 20, 2017 1:45 PM

    NASHVILLE - An acting U.S. attorney in Tennessee says the teacher who is accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student has been charged with taking a minor across state lines to have sex. Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith announced the charge for Tad Cummins at a news conference on Thursday, just... more »
  • Man arrested for beating 8-month-old son with belt

    April 19, 2017 5:38 PM

    LOUISIANA - A man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly struck his 8-month-old son with a belt. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 28-year-old Darius Hasbert was arrested after his live-in girlfriend found several bruises on their 8-month-old son. After the child's mother came home from... more »
  • Former school employee arrested in non-school rape of 10-year-old

    April 19, 2017 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 21-year-old woman who had worked for several months as a teacher's assistant at an area private school, was charged Tuesday with two 2015 rapes of a ten-year-old boy. Harlie Vanosdell was booked into jail overnight on two counts of first-degree rape. According to social... more »
  • Man accused of breaking into woman's home, attacking her

    April 19, 2017 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police arrested a man after they say he broke into a woman's home and attacked her. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 23-year-old Billy Williams for charges of home invasion, second degree battery and domestic abuse battery. According to arrest documents, Williams entered the woman's... more »
  • Contractors facing fraud charges, still working Play Video

    April 18, 2017 6:46 PM

    GONZALES - Some Louisiana contractors are still open even after employees or company owners have been arrested for fraud. Their customers don't think that's right. Mark and Deb Landry say they're angry because the company they've filed charges against is still up and running. "TWG is still running... more »
  • Police: Pharmacy employee in Thibodaux arrested for stealing medicine

    April 17, 2017 5:53 PM

    THIBODAUX – A woman was arrested after police say she stole medicine from the pharmacy she was an employee of in Thibodaux. The Thibodaux Police Department arrested 20-year-old Cammie Michelle Seago for theft of goods and distribution of oxycodone. On Thursday, April 13 around 12:30 p.m. Seago used... more »
  • Bacon bust: 4 charged with illegally selling wild hogs

    April 11, 2017 9:04 PM

    TYLERTOWN, Miss. - Ever heard of a hog-dog rodeo? The attraction, and hog hunting, are popular activities in Mississippi and Louisiana - and apparently lucrative ones as well. Maj. Lane Ball is an official with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. He says department officers caught four people... more »
  • Man arrested for attempted murder following threat, fist fight with victim

    April 9, 2017 1:46 PM

    ZACHARY - A 22-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman Friday afternoon. According to the Zachary Police Department, Jaylon O'Conner of Ethel came to the victim's residence, located in the 4600 block of Little Farms Drive, to give her a ride to work. ... more »
  • Second man arrested for November murder on Nebraska Street

    April 8, 2017 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A second person was arrested for a shooting on Nebraska Street that killed a teenager in November. 27-year-old Monte Carey was arrested for second-degree murder after he and another man allegedly planned to kill an 18-year-old. According to arrest records, officers found 18-year-old Keondrae Ricks... more »
  • Four arrested, drugs seized following Livingston investigation

    April 7, 2017 5:25 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Several drugs were seized and four individuals were arrested following a month-long investigation into two apartments in Denham Springs. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies executed search warrants on two apartments located in the 2000 block of Kelli Drive after an investigation into the sale... more »
  • Man with sword arrested after bizarre altercations at LSU Thursday

    April 6, 2017 7:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police arrested a 31-year-old carrying a sword after bizarre altercations were reported on campus Thursday. Ronald Chenevert, Jr., was booked into jail after being questioned by university police. A campus spokesperson said Chenevert was booked with terrorizing, criminal trespass and illegal carrying of a weapon.... more »
  • AG: Man arrested for stealing more than $400,000 from teacher's retirement system

    April 6, 2017 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man has been arrested after the Attorney General's office says that he took more than $400,000 from the Louisiana Teacher's Retirement System over a span of several years. Lester Joseph II, 42, was arrested on 201 counts of felony theft and two counts of identity... more »
  • Southern University employee arrested for misusing state gas card

    April 4, 2017 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Southern University employee was arrested after police say he misused a state gas card. Deputies arrested 47-year-old Eric Breaud after it was discovered he used his state gas card to purchase fuel for his personal vehicle. According to the arrest report, Breaud checked out a... more »
  • Eight arrested for burglaries, drugs in Tangipahoa Parish

    April 4, 2017 4:12 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Eight people have been arrested in an investigation into multiple home burglaries in Tangipahoa Parish last week. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, the suspects were arrested after three burglaries were reported on Beach Road on Mar. 27. Deputies say several firearms were reported stolen. ... more »
  • Immigration agents round up 153 in South Texas

    April 3, 2017 10:12 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Federal immigration agents say they have arrested 153 immigrants in South Texas with criminal records or who were living in the country illegally. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday the arrests were part of a 12-day enforcement operation which ended last month. Most of the arrests... more »
  • Baton Rouge chiropractor convicted of tax fraud

    April 3, 2017 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A chiropractor is facing a potential prison sentence after pleading guilty to tax fraud. US Attorney Corey Amundson announced Monday that 61-year-old Steven Angle pled guilty to three counts of fliling false tax returns and one count of endeavoring to interfere with the due administration of... more »
  • Police: man arrested for not completing repair work, not having contractor's license

    March 31, 2017 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man has been arrested after police say he did not complete work on a home that he was paid more than $1,000 to do and does not have a contractor's license. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested 48-year-old Tyrone Fultz for charges of residential... more »
  • LSU PD: three arrested for breaking into Tiger Stadium overnight

    March 31, 2017 2:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police say that three individuals have been arrested for breaking into Tiger Stadium on Friday around 1 a.m. Officers arrested 21-year-old Cade Broussard, 20-year-old Seth Broussard and 22-year-old Frederick Herrera. According to police, the individuals entered through a boarded up window and were attempting to... more »
  • Three arrested after drug bust at Zachary home

    March 30, 2017 4:29 PM

    ZACHARY – The Zachary Police Department arrested three individuals on several drug charges after conducting a month-long investigation. According to the police department, information was received after a traffic stop and a search warrant was obtained for a home located in the 8000 block of Lower Zachary Road. ... more »
  • Man sentenced to life in prison for Denham Springs murder

    March 29, 2017 5:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after he was charged with a 2016 murder. According to District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, 25-year-old Brian Allen was charged with killing 24-year-old Derick Stewart in a shooting off of Pete's Highway south of Hwy. 190... more »
  • Mother of suspected Miss. kidnapper arrested

    March 27, 2017 9:42 PM

    BRANDON, Miss. - The mother of a suspected kidnapper has been arrested after police said she aided his crimes. WLBT-TV reports Phyllis Boyd was arrested Monday, hours after police arrested her son, 31-year-old Derrick Antoine Boyd. A U.S. Marshal broke his leg while chasing Derrick Boyd Monday morning as Boyd... more »
  • Man arrested after argument led to stabbing in Geismar

    March 27, 2017 2:34 PM

    ASCENSION – A man has been arrested after police say that an argument led to a stabbing in Geismar on Sunday night. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 29-year-old Robert Gonzales on charges of attempted second degree murder and aggravated assault. According to the sheriff's office, deputies received... more »
  • Man who bound dog's muzzle with tape sentenced to 5 years

    March 25, 2017 6:15 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog's muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison. Media outlets report William Dodson's sentence Friday represented the state's maximum for animal cruelty. However, it will run simultaneously with a 15-year... more »
  • Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

    March 25, 2017 3:38 PM

    WINCHESTER, Va. - Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword. Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Hall said in a news release that the department got several 911 calls Friday afternoon reporting a man made up as... more »
  • Pointe Coupee captain arrested on payroll fraud charges

    March 23, 2017 1:36 PM

    POINTE COUPEE – Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office Captain Adrian Slaughter was arrested on Thursday on payroll fraud and malfeasance in office charges. Attorney General Jeff Landry's office executed the arrest this morning. Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto broke the story last month. That's when the Investigative Unit reported... more »
  • Man accused of attacking neighbor who refused to smoke with him

    March 21, 2017 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies arrested a man after they say he attacked his neighbor for not smoking a cigarette with him. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Ryan Stockstill, 26, was charged with simple battery and home invasion. On Mar. 19 around 9 p.m., deputies responded... more »
  • Trio arrested with $20,000 worth of illegal drugs following investigation

    March 20, 2017 10:13 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Three individuals were arrested with a significant amount of drugs following a multi-agency investigation in Broussard. According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, on March 13, agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, DEA Lafayette Post Of Duty, Louisiana State Police, Lafayette Metro Narcotics,... more »
  • Man arrested in quadruple slaying in Metairie

    March 17, 2017 7:36 PM

    METAIRIE - A 20-year-old man has been arrested in this week's drug-related slaying of four people at a Metairie apartment complex. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said Friday afternoon that Armande Stephen Tart of Metairie faces four counts of first-degree murder in Wednesday's deaths. Three people were shot to death... more »
  • Justice for woman who hired contractor accused of scamming victims Play Video

    March 15, 2017 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One of the dozens of victims allegedly taken advantage of by Complete Construction's Matthew Morris, has some good news. Last month, 2 On Your Side visited the gutted Denham Springs home of Courtney Stricklin. Then, she was dealing with a lien on her home that prevented... more »
  • Nine arrested for drug charges in Ascension Parish

    March 14, 2017 5:55 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested nine individuals for several drug charges. Deputies executed an arrest warrant on Monday on 31-year-old Joseph Babin, wanted for the cruelty charges. Babin was arrested at his home in Gonzales, where illegal drugs were also found. Marijuana, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and... more »
  • Sleeping driver hits several cars on I-12 Play Video

    March 9, 2017 7:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A sleeping driver hit several cars on the interstate Thursday evening. According to BRPD, the man was driving about 80 miles per hour while asleep at the wheel and struck several cars. The man then got off I-12 at Essen Lane and turned into the emergency side... more »
  • After 2 On Your Side report, another contractor arrested on fraud charges

    March 9, 2017 2:59 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Another contractor was arrested on fraud charges Thursday, WBRZ learned. Mike Simmers was charged with one count of residential contract fraud. Simmers owns TWG Contractors and was the focus of a 2 On Your Side report Wednesday . Sources said Simmers was reported by homeowners for taking... more »
  • Suspect arrested in O'Neal Lane Walmart arson

    March 7, 2017 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One suspect has been arrested in connection to a fire at the O'Neal Lane Walmart Tuesday. According to an official, 19-year-old Jarrett McCleskey was taken into custody at his home by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office around noon. He was then taken to the Baton Rouge... more »
  • Four arrested at Trump rally in Washington state capital

    March 4, 2017 9:58 PM

    OLYMPIA, Wa. - The Washington State Patrol says four demonstrators were arrested Saturday in the state capital of Olympia at a rally in support of President Donald Trump, KOMO-TV reports. The TV station says about 225 people attended the pro-Trump rally and a group of about 150 people against Trump... more »
  • Ex-Miss Mississippi arrested on credit fraud charge

    March 4, 2017 3:29 PM

    FLORA, Miss. - A former Miss Mississippi is facing a credit card fraud charge in Flora. WAPT-TV reports Melinda King Sanders was arrested Thursday at her job in Jackson. WLBT-TV says she was released later that day from the Madison County Detention Center after posting bond. Flora's police chief says... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested for burglarizing 21 storage units

    March 3, 2017 1:07 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH – Deputies say a man accused of burglarizing 21 storage units located on Highway 621 in Ascension Parish has been arrested. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 35-year-old Matthew Starns on 21 counts of simple burglary, possession of marijuana, felony theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving... more »
  • Suspect in Mississippi, New Mexico crimes arrested in Kansas

    March 1, 2017 1:55 PM

    PRATT, Kan. - Authorities have arrested a man suspected of shooting a Kansas convenience store clerk and kidnapping two hikers in New Mexico while on the run after his girlfriend was killed and a jogger was shot in Mississippi. Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Tod Hileman said in a tweet that... more »
  • Trio arrested for trespassing in Tiger Stadium

    February 28, 2017 9:41 PM

    BATON ROGUE - Three people were arrested for trespassing in Tiger Stadium last Wednesday evening. According to arrest records, Claire Dorbandt, 22, Tiffani Harel, 21, and Kevin Nguyen, 22, jumped over a fence to enter the stadium on Feb. 22 just before midnight. A security guard located the... more »
  • Man arrested for threatening family members by swinging, sharpening knives

    February 28, 2017 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man has been arrested after he forced his family members to stay seated at a table by threatening them with knives. Terrance Stephens, 26, was arrested on charges of second degree battery, aggravated assault and false imprisonment. The incident occurred on Feb. 28 around... more »
  • Tax preparer accused of costing state nearly $300,000 in false filings

    February 22, 2017 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana tax preparer faces fraud charges for a scheme that cost taxpayers an estimated $300,000. The Louisiana Department of Revenue reported the arrest of Melissa Cato for allegedly altering clients' state income tax returns to claim losses for businesses that did not exist. Auditors with... more »
  • IDs stolen from jailed, arrested people used in tax fraud

    February 21, 2017 10:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a southeast Louisiana woman has acknowledged filing phony tax returns using identification stolen from people who had been jailed or arrested. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says in a news release that 41-year-old Alicia Washington of Tangipahoa Parish pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy and aggravated... more »
  • Former suspect in high-profile murder of college students arrested again

    February 15, 2017 5:00 PM

    SLIDELL – Ernest Felton, a former suspect in a high-profile Baton Rouge shooting that killed two college girls, was arrested in St. Tammany Parish on drug charges. Ernest Felton, 23, is charged with drug possession and a traffic violation. Authorities stopped him on I-12 and said they found a... more »
  • Ex-Saints WR Robert Meachem jailed for unpaid child support

    February 14, 2017 8:30 PM

    GRETNA - Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem is behind bars after failing to pay nearly $400,000 in child support and alimony. State District Judge Adrian Adams sent Meachem to jail in Jefferson Parish on Monday for 30 days. Adams said Meachem could be released once he pays... more »
  • Former Ascension deputy arrested for battery

    February 14, 2017 6:55 PM

    ASCENSION – A former Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputy was arrested for simple battery on Tuesday afternoon. The Gonzales Police Department reported the arrest of 34-year-old James Atkins, II for one count of simple battery. The arrest is a result of an investigation following a report taken by Gonzales... more »
  • Scotlandville High student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school Play Video

    February 13, 2017 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 17-year-old student at Scotlandville Magnet High School was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to school just one week after a ninth-grader was arrested for firing several shots on the school's campus. The School Drug Task Force with the assistance of The East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Woman taken advantage of by contractor, asking victims come forward Play Video

    February 12, 2017 5:39 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A woman says she was taken advantage of by a contractor, filed a report with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, State Attorney General and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors. When she didn't think enough was being done, she took matters into her own hands and tracked... more »
  • Women fraudulently receive thousands in disaster aid following flood

    February 9, 2017 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two women have been arrested for fraudulently receiving FEMA funding following the August flood, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry reports. Landry reports that 37-year-old Kimberly Cage and 32-year-old Leslie Munoz Licona were arrested for theft and filing or maintaining false public records. Cage allegedly applied... more »
  • 12 arrests made in murder of Tangipahoa inmate

    February 7, 2017 7:49 PM

    HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards announced multiple arrests were made in connection to the death of a Tangipahoa Parish Jail inmate that occurred on Jan. 30. According to Edwards, 40-year-old Tommy Joe Smith of Independence was killed less than 12 hours after being booked into the jail on... more »
  • Convicted felon busted trying to sell stolen guns to undercover police

    February 6, 2017 11:54 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs Police say a convicted felon was arrested for trying to sell stolen guns to undercover police officers. An investigation and undercover operation led to the arrest of 29-year-old Marcus Luster on Sunday afternoon. Police say two military-style semi-automatic guns, an HK 91 5.56mm rifle,... more »
  • Four arrested for kidnapping, beating Lafayette man

    February 3, 2017 4:29 PM

    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST – Louisiana State Police arrested four individuals for charges related to the kidnapping of a Lafayette man. The incident occurred on Feb. 1 when a man was taken hostage by several suspects in the Thibodaux area, according to Louisiana State Police. The man was taken... more »
  • Man arrested for stalking woman on LSU's campus

    January 26, 2017 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested for stalking a woman while on LSU's campus. Police arrested 31-year-old Nicholas Xenakis on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Wednesday around 4 p.m. when LSU Police officers were contacted about a man following a woman on campus. The woman stated that... more »
  • Report: 6 reporters among 230 people charged in DC protests

    January 26, 2017 11:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - A newspaper is reporting that six people working as journalists were among the group of 230 people arrested in Washington after self-described anti-capitalists began breaking windows in Washington on Inauguration Day. The Associated Press had reported Sunday that lawyers said some innocent observers, including two journalists, were improperly... more »
  • Juvenile arrested for threatening to bomb East Iberville High School

    January 25, 2017 3:33 PM

    ST. GABRIEL – A juvenile was arrested on Wednesday after he threatened to bomb East Iberville High and Elementary School. The incident happened around 9 a.m. on Wednesday when a caller stated that he was coming to blow up the school. The students and teachers were evacuated while the... more »
  • Woman suspected of 1998 kidnapping of baby jailed in Florida

    January 17, 2017 8:35 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Authorities say a woman arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a baby girl from a Florida hospital 18 years ago and raising her as her own daughter is now being held in Jacksonville. Duval County jail records show 51-year-old Gloria Williams was booked Tuesday afternoon. Williams is being... more »
  • Two in "Felony Lane Gang" arrested for several vehicle burglaries, fraud crimes

    January 16, 2017 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two women who are affiliated with a Florida gang have been arrested for multiple vehicles burglaries that have occurred around Baton Rouge in the last month. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested 44-year-old Tina Eggleston and 20-year-old Erin Brown on several burglary, theft, forgery and... more »
  • Wanted man arrested after fleeing through Southern dorm hall, flipping officer

    January 14, 2017 1:48 PM

    BATON ROGUE - Authorities said a 20-year-old Houma man with multiple warrants through Lafourche Parish was arrested at Southern University after he attempted to flee. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, on Jan. 13 around 2:40 p.m., deputies assisted a local bails bondsman in apprehending the suspect,... more »
  • State Sen. Troy Brown pleads no contest to domestic abuse charge

    January 11, 2017 5:04 PM

    GONZALES – State Sen. Troy Brown pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domestic abuse batter charged Wednesday. Brown entered the plea instead of going to trial. Brown was fined $300 and sentenced to 30 days in jail, community service and three months of probation. All but two days were... more »
  • Man arrested for November shooting in St. James

    January 11, 2017 4:43 PM

    VACHERIE - The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a man Monday wanted for the murder of one man and the shooting of another. Jyran McGee is charged with the murder of Jarell Jones and attempted murder of Jeremy Smith on Nov. 13, 2016. McGee was arrested by... more »
  • Area teacher charged, fired after suspected tryst with kid in a car Play Video

    January 11, 2017 11:30 AM

    NEW ROADS – A private school teacher is facing misdemeanor attempted carnal knowledge of a juvenile charges, the WBRZ Investigative Unit has learned. The female teacher was identified as Skylar Russell. Russell was fired yesterday. As WBRZ.com was first to report Wednesday, Russell teaches at False River Academy. WBRZ... more »

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