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  • Details released about confession, matching bullets in deadly shooting spree

    October 18, 2017 2:12 PM

    CLINTON – The arrest report filed in East Feliciana for Ryan Sharpe shows how detectives determined him as the suspect in the deaths of three men and the injuring of a fourth over a few weeks that put the region on edge. Sharpe confessed, documents show, to the shootings... more »
  • Police: Man arrested for wearing mask, carrying samurai sword in bar

    October 16, 2017 4:10 PM

    PONCHATOULA – A man was arrested for wearing a mask and holding a samurai sword in a bar after a disagreement with another patron, police said in a news release Monday. Shawn Verret was charged with illegal carrying of weapons, wearing a mask in a public place, terrorizing and... more »
  • Prosecutor: Too early to say if suspect in random slayings will face death penalty; grand jury postponed

    October 13, 2017 11:23 AM

    UPDATE: A grand jury set for Tuesday in East Feliciana Parish for Ryan Sharpe was postponed until November at the request of law enforcement. BATON ROUGE – The district attorneys for East Baton Rouge and East Feliciana will likely meet next week to discuss how to move forward with... more »
  • Man arrested after gun discharges at hospital

    October 12, 2017 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A man from Gonzales was arrested at an area hospital after his gun discharged in the medical facility overnight. Brandon Williams was charged with illegal use of a weapon, having a gun in a hospital and criminal damage to property. The incident happened on the 6th... more »
  • Arrested man claims he time traveled to warn of aliens

    October 4, 2017 12:15 PM

    CASPER, Wyo. - Police say a central Wyoming man they arrested for public intoxication claimed he had traveled back in time to warn of an alien invasion. Casper police say the man they encountered at 10:30 p.m. Monday claimed he was from the year 2048. KTWO-AM... more »
  • Teenager arrested, accused in infant's death

    September 26, 2017 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 17-year-old is facing charges for the death of an 8-month-old this weekend. Police charged Vincent Earl Cummings with the death of the infant, identified as Katelynn Carter. Cummings was the live-in boyfriend of the child's mother, police said. Everyone lived together at a home on... more »
  • Arrested: Clerk accused of stealing traffic ticket payments, other funds Play Video

    September 22, 2017 3:23 PM

    NEW ROADS- City of New Roads Accounts Clerk Willie Scott Woods is facing serious felony charges, accused of stealing money from traffic tickets and rental payments for the city's Civic Center. The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned of Woods' arrest Friday. According to an affidavit for his arrest filed... more »
  • WATCH: Accomplice in cop's killing taken back to jail Play Video

    September 22, 2017 2:39 PM

    ZACHARY – The getaway driver who got a deal in the case against those who killed Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Betty Smothers in 1993 was back in jail Friday. West Paul was booked on charges related to shoplifting at the Zachary Walmart, police said. Paul stole about $260 worth... more »
  • Attorney: Case against Matassa should be tossed due to 'candidacy law' Play Video

    September 21, 2017 12:06 PM

    GONZALES – The attorney for embattled Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa argues in newly-filed court documents, the bribery case against Matassa is unwarranted because the man he is accused of bribing not to run for office was not a real “candidate” under state law. Matassa was indicted on charges... more »
  • Contractor arrested after failing to complete house remodeling, repairs

    September 11, 2017 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge contractor was arrested after he allegedly took $37,000 for incomplete work on a residence. According to police documents, David Gabriel Jr. was hired by the victim in December 2016 to remodel and repair his flood-damaged house. Gabriel was paid in advance to... more »
  • Geismar man arrested with 23 pounds of marijuana

    September 8, 2017 9:37 AM

    GEISMAR - Ascension Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a man caught with 23 pounds of marijuana in a plastic container. According to APSO Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, multiple agencies partnered to conduct an investigation on an unspecified residence. Authorities learned that illegal drugs were being transported from Baton Rouge... more »
  • Woman arrested for leaving children without food for two days

    September 3, 2017 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman is behind bars after police say she left her children alone and without food for two days. According to the affidavit, Baton Rouge Police officers responded to a public assist call to Frey Street around 5:30 p.m. on September 2. Upon... more »
  • Police asking two suspects to turn themselves in

    August 30, 2017 9:14 AM

    HAMMOND- The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit is asking for two suspects to turn themselves in. The suspects are 28-year-old Eric Washington and 24-year-old Hermtrell Dangerfield. Washington is being sought by the TPSO for an outstanding warrant for simple robbery, while Dangerfield is wanted on a... more »
  • EBRSO: Suspected child molester faces new charges after second victim comes forward

    August 14, 2017 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies have arrested a man suspected of raping a teenage girl on new charges after another victim came forward this month. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Nicholas Waxley of Pride was booked on charges of molestation of a juvenile Monday after a... more »
  • Prime suspect in kidnapping whose sidekicks died arrested

    August 11, 2017 7:08 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A man wanted in connection with a kidnapping case that involved authorities in West Baton Rouge has been arrested. Lawrence Michael Handley was arrested in Slidell Friday afternoon. He will be transferred to Lafayette Police custody, authorities said. A U.S. Marshals Task Force, a special group of... more »
  • Police suspect elaborate scheme targeted people everywhere

    August 9, 2017 12:49 PM

    SLIDELL – An elaborate cell phone scam may have duped people in the Baton Rouge area, though officials in St. Tammany say while there hasn't been a solid connection yet, a woman's alleged scheme was so involved, there are likely victims in many, many places. Yarenis De La Cruz,... more »
  • Suspect arrested in Central shots fired case

    August 7, 2017 11:34 AM

    CENTRAL- A suspect turned himself in to authorities early Monday morning after reports of shots being fired near the corner of Willowbrook at Central Woods. Deputies had been searching for Noah Martin since 7 p.m. Sunday when people reported hearing the shots. The location is a small neighborhood... more »
  • Pair arrested in traffic stop drug bust

    August 3, 2017 12:34 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Crack, marijuana and cocaine were found by Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies during a traffic stop recently that resulted in the arrest of two men from Donaldsonville. Johnel Peters, 43, and Todd Garnett, 36, were arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute various drugs. The... more »
  • Two more arrested in connection with July murder of Livingston Parish man

    August 1, 2017 4:32 PM

    UPDATE: Two more arrests have been made in connection to the murder of Rick McBride. The sheriff's office announced the arrest of 19-year-old Jace Chiquelin and a juvenile. Chiquelin was charged with Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder and Principal to Aggravated Burglary. He has since... more »
  • Tips from public lead to couple arrested for bank robbery in Gonzales, police say

    July 31, 2017 12:29 PM

    GONZALES – A couple has been arrested after a bank in Gonzales was robbed on Thursday, police say. The Regions Bank located on Airline Highway in Gonzales was robbed on Thursday around 12: 30 p.m. when a man walked into the lobby and approached a teller with... more »
  • Ball coach facing sex charges may have victimized others, authorities fear Play Video

    July 28, 2017 6:36 PM

    CENTRAL - Investigators are concerned a man arrested on sex crimes charges recently may have abused more children, and they're asking for help locating them. Jason Scott Dreher was booked into jail on incest charges. After posting bond, Dreher was arrested again when he tracked down his victim. ... more »
  • Husband run over by wife driving box truck at the end of a bizarre overnight fight

    July 28, 2017 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A night-long fight between a husband and wife ended with both of them in the hospital and police expecting to file charges against the man. Neither have been identified as of this post. The situation started around 1 o'clock Friday morning when the couple began... more »
  • Teenager accused of raping prep school classmate at drunken house party

    July 27, 2017 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 17-year-old student-athlete at an area private high school was booked into jail this week, accused of raping a classmate during a drunken party after prom. The arrest was made in July after weeks of investigative work by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputies... more »
  • Contractor with expired license arrested for incomplete work

    July 27, 2017 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested another contractor accused of home improvement fraud. According to police documents, Paul Carney was hired to repair the walls of a home damaged by last year's August flood. The homeowners observed repeated instances of "poor quality workmanship" from Carney. After... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman arrested for allegedly shooting victim in face during argument

    July 27, 2017 11:33 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A woman was arrested after she allegedly shot another woman in the face during an argument in Donaldsonville. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, 49-year-old Andrea Jackson was arrested on charges of attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. Deputies... more »
  • 19-year-old tenant arrested for allegedly threatening apartment complex employee

    July 24, 2017 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 19-year-old was arrested for threatening an apartment complex employee with a knife. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 19-year-old Andrew Metzger on charges of aggravated assault and possession with intent to distribute a schedule IV drug. On July 23, around midnight,... more »
  • Woman burns deputy with cigarette while getting arrested for animal cruelty charges

    July 21, 2017 2:42 PM

    WASHINGTON PARISH – A woman was arrested on charges of animal cruelty and resisting officers on Thursday after deputies found three malnourished dogs in an abandoned house in the area. According to the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to reports of dogs killing a neighbor's chickens... more »
  • Dad arrested for speeding to hospital with wife in labor

    July 20, 2017 11:16 AM

    PINEVILLE - A Louisiana man who was rushing his wife to the hospital at speeds topping 100 mph missed his child's birth because he was in jail. KALB-TV reports that Zak Evans was arrested Monday and remained in jail as the couple's daughter was born. His wife,... more »
  • Years after charges for grandmother's death, woman asks for help during recent arrest

    July 19, 2017 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The granddaughter of a woman at the center of a disturbing elder abuse case was arrested again this weekend for drugs and admitted to authorities she “had a problem.” Lauren Looney was found with crack cocaine and marijuana in a car on the side of North... more »
  • Investigation leads to arrest of man for indecent behavior with 12-year-old

    July 18, 2017 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man accused of soliciting sex with a 12-year-old girl online was arrested Monday after a multi-state investigation. His attorney said he has a "severe intellectual disability" that should be taken into consideration. Joshua Guadamud, 31, was arrested on one count of indecent... more »
  • Sulphur man arrested on more than 100 counts of child pornography

    July 17, 2017 6:16 PM

    SULPHUR – A Sulphur man was arrested on more than 100 counts of child pornography, the Louisiana Attorney General's Office announced on Monday. Attorney General Jeff Landry's Cyber Crime Unit arrested 27-year-old Cameron Fairley on 80 counts of sexual abuse images/videos of children and 29 additional counts of... more »
  • Pair arrested in off-campus housing robberies near LSU

    July 17, 2017 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police arrested two people for early-morning burglaries at off-campus student housing communities near LSU. Police said Elijah Lucido, 21, and Justin Perry, 20, were arrested Monday morning around 5 o'clock. Booking records show both men were booked on various counts of armed robbery. Lucido... more »
  • Women rescued from burning car by Washington Parish deputy, then arrested

    July 14, 2017 6:13 PM

    WASHINGTON PARISH – Two women were rescued from a burning car by a Washington Parish deputy and then arrested on Friday morning. The incident took place in the Lee's Creek Road area as Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Deputy Ronnie Manning spotted smoke as he was driving near... more »
  • Two years after WBRZ report and FBI raid, doctor's indictment revealed Play Video

    July 13, 2017 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A pain management doctor and his billing supervisor are caught up in a nation-wide health care fraud investigation, federal authorities announced Thursday. Dr. John Eatham Clark, 65, and Charlene Anita Severio, 54, of Walker, were indicted with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and health care fraud.... more »
  • Youth pastor facing charges for relationship with young girl

    July 12, 2017 6:17 PM

    ZACHARY – A youth pastor at a church in Clinton is facing charges for alleged misconduct with an underage girl who attended his church. Clayton Hand, 25, is charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile. Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said three victims reported allegations of misconduct involving Hand,... more »
  • Indicted area mayor headed for trial in early 2018

    July 11, 2017 3:24 PM

    NEW ROADS – Mayor Robert Myer will go to trial in early 2018 on charges he used the city's credit card improperly. Myer was indicted and a judge swiftly issued a warrant for his arrest on malfeasance and abuse of power charges in August 2016. At a hearing on... more »
  • Teen accused of beating elderly couple with hammer in Kenner caught in Baton Rouge

    July 10, 2017 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A teen was arrested for allegedly beating an 89-year-old man and 70-year-old woman with a hammer inside their Kenner home on Sunday. According to the Kenner Police Department, a man reported that his next door neighbor, living in the Woodlake Subdivision on Tenton Street, walked... more »
  • Four arrested on I-10 during drug bust

    July 6, 2017 4:22 PM

    PORT ALLEN – An overnight drug bust on I-10 netted the arrests of four people and prescription pills and marijuana being confiscated. State Police said troopers stopped an SUV for a traffic violation and became suspicious. After being told they could search the vehicle, the troopers found 15,000 dosage... more »
  • Man charged in beating death of infant

    July 6, 2017 4:00 PM

    HAMMOND – A 28-year-old man is charged in the death of an infant. Benjamin Joseph Carter, Sr., was booked into jail after the child died Monday. Carter was charged with second degree murder. Sheriff's deputies released details of the arrest Thursday, though the child died days earlier. Investigators... more »
  • 3 arrested after 10 pounds of marijuana found in suitcase at New Orleans airport

    July 6, 2017 11:38 AM

    KENNER- Authorities in Louisiana arrested three people after a woman tried to claim a suitcase filled with marijuana in an airport's lost and found section. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports deputies found about 10 pounds of marijuana in the suitcase at Louis Armstrong International Airport on June 29. The next... more »
  • Man arrested for leaving child in Shreveport casino parking garage

    July 6, 2017 11:17 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A man who authorities say left an eight-year-old child in a vehicle while he went inside a casino has been arrested. The Shreveport Times reports 28-year-old Jakebrian Jones was charged with child desertion. Shreveport police said in a news release that casino employees flagged... more »
  • Little Rock shooting: Rapper arrested on unrelated charges

    July 2, 2017 12:09 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Authorities say a rapper whose concert in Little Rock became the site of a shooting that left 28 people injured has been arrested on unrelated charges. The U.S. Marshal Service says Ricky Hampton of Memphis, Tennessee, also known as Finese2Tymes, was arrested with another man... more »
  • New documents detail more about federal raids in Livingston, Baton Rouge

    June 30, 2017 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Federal authorities stormed a quiet Livingston Parish neighborhood and an apartment complex in early morning raids focused on drugs, WBRZ has learned through sources and new jail records obtained Friday. A day earlier, the Drug Enforcement Agency – a federal law enforcement group that targets drug... more »
  • TPSO: One arrested, two wanted for attempted murder after robbery, shooting during drug deal

    June 26, 2017 1:19 PM

    TICKFAW – One man was arrested and two others are wanted for allegedly robbing and shooting a man after a drug deal in Tickfaw. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies received a report of someone shot on June 17 at a home on Durbin Road Extension.... more »
  • House party turns into murder scene in Ascension Parish overnight

    June 24, 2017 9:44 AM

    GONZALES – A man was shot and killed at a large house party in Ascension Parish overnight when groups of people from out of town showed up and two started fighting. Joshua Harris, 19, of Thibodaux, was arrested for the shooting death of Jerrod Brown, 25, also of Thibodaux.... more »
  • Bizarre break leads to arrest in double murder case

    June 23, 2017 7:21 PM

    BAKER – Two people were charged Friday related to a double-murder earlier this month. William Bottoms, Jr., was charged with murder. Megan Marie Gaylord was charged with accessory after the fact. Baker Police originally arrested someone else, but those charges were dropped. The charges are for the... more »
  • Area man in jail on $70 million bond for locally-made child porn

    June 23, 2017 4:23 PM

    HAMMOND – A Hammond man is currently being held on a bond that is more than $70 million for allegedly filming inappropriate videos of children and uploading them to the internet. Louisiana State Police arrested 23-year-old Nicholas Paul Duvic on 300 counts of possession of child pornography,... more »
  • Man arrested for allegedly forcing 5-year-old to perform sexual act

    June 23, 2017 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 23-year-old man was arrested after allegedly forcing a 5-year-old to perform a sexual act while she was staying with him for a weekend. Demarcus Moore was arrested for one charge of molestation of a juvenile. According to the East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Sex offender arrested after failing to register in Ascension Parish

    June 20, 2017 4:00 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a man after he failed to register as a sex offender following another arrest. According to the sheriff's office, 36-year-old Sydney Fairchild is classified as a Tier I sex offender. He failed to complete his registration after he was... more »
  • Fiery tirade over husband's texting gets wife arrested

    June 19, 2017 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A scorned lover was booked into jail, accused of a violent tirade aimed at her husband who was texting another woman. Jaquoia Smith, 34, was arrested on domestic abuse and arson charges after an altercation in the Tigerland apartment she shared with her husband. Authorities said... more »
  • Report: Rapper Juvenile in jail over $150,000 child support debt

    June 17, 2017 5:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans-born rapper Juvenile is in jail after a judge found that he owes $150,000 in child support payments. According to a report from WWL, the 42-year-old rapper, whose real name is Terius Gray, was booked into the Orleans Justice Center early Saturday morning. Records... more »
  • Suspect known as 'Jelly Roll' rolled by police after chase Friday

    June 16, 2017 5:22 PM

    GONZALES – A teenage suspect tied to a crime spree in Ascension Parish couldn't get out of a sticky situation and got himself busted Friday. “Jelly Roll” Thompson, whose real name is Devontia, was arrested after a brief chase. “Jelly Roll” tried to hide in some woods on W... more »
  • Sting operation busts 51 for child sex charges across La.

    June 16, 2017 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Fifty-one people were rounded up on child exploitation charges. The arrests were part of a sting operation code named “Operation Broken Heart” and involved numerous police departments, sheriff’s offices, and state and federal agencies. “My office is committed to doing all we can... more »
  • Area woman arrested in revenge porn plot

    June 16, 2017 1:19 PM

    BAKER – A fight between two women over the same man ended with one of the women in jail, accused of posting a pornographic video of the other on the internet. Sherica Clark, 39, is charged with video voyeurism. Investigators said Clark and the unidentified woman fought, and... more »
  • Man arrested after standoff with police on Madison Avenue

    June 15, 2017 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested after a standoff with police on Madison Avenue on Wednesday afternoon . The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 31-year-old Willie Vinning for charges of felon in possession of a firearm, illegal use of a weapon, possession of a firearm with... more »
  • Guard, visitor arrested for having drugs at Angola

    June 13, 2017 10:30 AM

    ANGOLA – A guard and a visitor at the notorious state pen are facing charges for, on separate occasions, trying to smuggle drugs into the prison. Details of the arrests were released Tuesday. State prison officials said the smuggling operations were busted within 24 hours – the most recent... more »
  • Angry mom accused of knife attack

    June 12, 2017 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 48-year-old woman accused of attacking her daughter's roommates with a knife was arrested after police found her pinned to the floor by one of the victims, according to arrest records. The roommates told sheriff's deputies that Roma Zerangue came to their apartment at 11580 Perkins... more »
  • Man booked for trespassing in church, other charges

    June 10, 2017 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a homeless man accused of trespassing at a church Friday. Details of the arrest were revealed in booking information overnight Saturday. Police said Donald Gamble was trespassing and had been inside Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church on Government Street near where it... more »
  • Payroll fraud suspect involved in police chase Friday

    June 10, 2017 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An employee of a design business located on LSU's South Campus near Gardere cashed stolen payroll checks from the business totaling $15,000 and tried to flee from police when they attempted to arrest him Friday. Vincent George, 31, was booked into jail in Baton Rouge on... more »
  • IPSO: Three more arrested for murder of man's cousin in Plaquemine

    June 9, 2017 4:23 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office arrested three more people for their involvement in the fatal shooting of a man on Jones Lane on Sunday. Destiny Daley, 18, was arrested for accessory after the fact, Markies Williams, 26, and Mario Stafford, 30, were arrested for obstruction of justice... more »
  • BRPD: Man arrested for deadly shooting on Rosenwald Road

    June 8, 2017 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One person has been arrested for the shooting death of a man on Rosenwald Road. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 18-year-old Deon Winsey for the second degree murder of 27-year-old Quenton Gilmore. Winsey was also charged with illegal use of a weapon. Gilmore was... more »
  • Facebook video of gator, frog hunt gets 3 arrested

    June 8, 2017 11:36 AM

    JENNINGS - A Facebook video got three men arrested on charges that they illegally killed two alligators and some frogs, Louisiana authorities say. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says Rhett Guidry, 24, Dodie Bouley, 19, and Kyle Thibodaux, 23, all of Jennings, were cited with taking alligators out... more »
  • Murder suspect's mom, girlfriend booked for lying to authorities

    June 7, 2017 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two people have been arrested for lying to authorities about what they knew about a suspect connected to a murder investigation. Tranisha Hopes and Natasha Tate face obstruction of justice charges related to the search for Donte Tate. Donte Tate is one of three people authorities... more »
  • Baton Rouge contractor arrested, reportedly committed fraud against flood victim

    June 6, 2017 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge contractor was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly failed to make repairs on a flood victim's home. According to arrest records, Joseph Armant, 35, owner of RJ Custom Home & Interior, Inc., was arrested after a complaint was filed on April 19 by the... more »
  • Arrest made in Ireland connected to UK attacker

    June 6, 2017 8:15 PM

    LONDON - Irish police say they have arrested a man in connection with the London Bridge attack. Ireland's police force, Garda Siochana, said a man in his 30s was arrested Tuesday in Wexford county, south of Dublin, under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act. He is being questioned about documentation... more »
  • Contractor faces fraud charges in three parishes Play Video

    June 6, 2017 5:32 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- A subcontractor from the New Orleans area who is unlicensed, according to arrest documents obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit, is accused of taking flood victims and contractors for a ride in three parishes. Chris Barron faces charges in Livingston, Ascension and East Baton Rouge parishes. Currently, he's... more »

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