March 2, 2015 1:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - A former employee of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was arrested for solicitation of prostitution Monday, according to the Sheriff's office.
Jordan Zachary, 20, was employed by the EBRSO as a security worker at the parish prison for about seven months.
Reports indicate Zachary... more »
February 27, 2015 10:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - A 14-year-old does not believe he is a hero, even though he was honored like one after stopping a school bus when the bus driver was knocked unconscious by an unruly student.
Tayveon Slaughter saw what happened, watched the kid jump off the bus and then... more »
February 27, 2015 8:41 PM
ST. AMANT - Deputies arrested Gregory "Toe" Nash, 32, for failure to register as a sex offender Friday.
Nash had been wanted on the charges since February 15th when the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said Nash no longer lived at the residence he listed on his paperwork and they... more »
February 27, 2015 11:15 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 15-year-old student accused of punching a school bus driver multiple times in the head while she was driving the bus to school Thursday afternoon.
Investigators said the incident happened at around 3 p.m. as the 26-year-old woman drove the bus in the 5100... more »
February 25, 2015 12:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish School System band instructor bailed out of jail a month after he was booked on forcible rape and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student charges.
Robert M. Lewis, 30, was fired the day after he was arrested. Lewis... more »
February 25, 2015 12:41 PM
PARIS - The Paris prosecutors' office says three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone. It said the three foreign nationals aged 70, 54 and 36 were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after police spotted the drone flying in the Bois de Boulogne woods in western Paris.... more »
February 25, 2015 11:50 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a man accused of arming himself with a screwdriver and robbing a gas station on Tuesday night.
54-year-old Andrew Gayden Darce was identified through a tip and was taken into custody at his residence on E. Holly Drive... more »
February 24, 2015 11:02 PM
BAKER - Deputies arrested a man, accused of lying in wait in an attempt to kill his wife.
Details of the incident, which happened Monday, were revealed through arrest records obtained by WBRZ News 2. Sidney Kirk Pecora, 12000 block of Centerra Court, faces a list of charges including... more »
February 23, 2015 5:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - More than a dozen Southern University students were arrested for trespassing by Baton Rouge City Police Monday morning.
Police were called to the DeVille Apartments at 1325 North St. at 2 a.m. Multiple units responded and among them were police K-9. When police arrived, several people... more »
February 19, 2015 11:23 PM
LIVINGSTON - Some charges against contractor Corey Delahoussaye were dropped Thursday.
Delahoussaye is accused of over-billing Livingston Parish for work related to Hurricane Gustav clean up.
Twenty-two of the 81 counts against him were dropped by the district attorney in the area. The dropped charges are related to... more »
February 18, 2015 11:56 PM
HAMMOND - A stabbing at a gas station turned into a multi-state investigation where the suspect was arrested in Atlanta.
Police said a woman was stabbed in the parking lot of the Shell Travel Center on Highway 190 Monday evening. Details of the incident were released Wednesday, with word... more »
February 17, 2015 10:19 PM
GONZALES - A father is accused of having his daughter help him steal items from the city's Walmart.
Police said they arrested Jonathan Brock Ledford, 27, after investigating a shoplifting complaint. Officers said Ledford hid about $58 worth of merchandise on himself and his 2-year-old daughter.
Police reported... more »
February 12, 2015 10:44 AM
HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say the former Mardi Gras krewe king arrested Monday for allegedly violating a sex offender law has been arrested a second time for using a social networking business site. The Courier reports deputies found 34-year-old Glynn Matherne had a LinkedIn profile that included his... more »
February 4, 2015 10:06 PM
LIVINGSTON - The man accused of driving under the influence and slamming into a bus loaded with children remained in the Livingston Parish Jail overnight Wednesday on a $19,208 bond.
Brandon Vince faces twenty charges following the wreck on Tuesday. He was booked after being released from the hospital.... more »
February 2, 2015 10:31 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - A man was booked into jail Monday after a violent tirade where a deputy was injured.
Chad Butler, 36, was booked on a list of charges including battery, resisting an officer with force, criminal damage to property, and reckless operation. Deputies said a woman reported Butler earlier... more »
February 2, 2015 10:11 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies are looking for Gregory "Toe" Nash, 32, for failure to register as a sex offender.
Deputies said Nash registered in November but when they did a compliance check at the address he listed, Nash was gone. Someone at the address on Robinson Lane told deputies Nash... more »
January 29, 2015 10:26 PM
GREENSBURG - In an exclusive interview with WBRZ News 2 Thursday, a deputy recounted the moments of last weekend when he foiled a kidnapping involving a mother and her two-year-old child.
Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies released details of the incident, which began in Watson and wound through Tangipahoa and... more »
January 29, 2015 3:24 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Deputies arrested a man, accused of kidnapping a woman and her 2 year-old, then leading deputies on a high speed chase Saturday.
Details of the arrest were released Thursday.
Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies reported that the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said Charles Smith abducted the... more »
January 27, 2015 9:46 PM
PIERRE PART - An Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy was arrested and fired from his job Tuesday after an altercation he had with his wife and a fellow officer.
The sheriff's office said Gary Ellis, Jr, 30, was booked on charges after he come home from a day of drinking,... more »
January 26, 2015 5:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - A former EBR School employee was arrested accused of stealing nearly $9,500 worth of iPads, projectors and other electronics from Northdale Superintendent's Academy.
The theft was discovered as the EBR School System conducted a routine inventory of items. The principal at the school contacted authorities once... more »
January 22, 2015 10:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - School administrators fired a Scotlandville band instructor Friday who's accused of having sex with one of his students.
Deputies charged Robert M. Lewis, 30, with forcible rape and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student Thursday night. Lewis has been on paid leave since... more »
January 21, 2015 10:58 PM
GROSSE TETE - A man and woman were arrested, accused of shooting calves in a field then stealing the dead animals.
Deputies posted the booking photos of the two individuals and a graphic picture of the evidence. Investigators said after shooting the cows with a compound bow, they loaded... more »
January 20, 2015 10:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Agents with the Special Response Team, a tactical unit of the city's police force, arrested a man wanted for initiating an officer-involved shooting this weekend.
Miketrez Jones, 22, was apprehended Tuesday. Police said he pointed a gun at an officer who was chasing him after fleeing... more »
January 16, 2015 10:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies caught up with a suspected bank robber in Tangipahoa Parish overnight who's accused of holding up an East Baton Rouge Parish bank earlier this week.
Deputies arrested 46-year-old William Mathis in Hammond Thursday night with the help of Livingston and Tangipahoa Parish deputies. He's... more »
January 14, 2015 2:17 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - A man accused of a series of smash-and-grab burglaries in Ascension Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish is now behind bars.
Deputies say Eric Glascock, of Prairieville, burglarized three different businesses in Gator Plaza on Highway 431 on Saturday. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported... more »
December 26, 2014 9:02 PM
ALEXANDRIA- An artist is being held on a $1,000,000 bond in Rapides Parish after a holiday murder.
Authorities arrested Tony Forrest, 64. He is charged with second degree murder in the death of his son-in-law, Tommy Thompson, 45.
Detectives said Forrest and Thompson had an argument earlier this... more »
December 25, 2014 11:13 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man spent the Christmas holiday in jail after he allegedly tried to run over police officers after being found sleeping in a car with a marijuana cigarette in his mouth.
According to arrest documents, Leandrew Thomas, 30, was uncooperative throughout this interaction with officers on Wyandotte... more »
December 22, 2014 9:08 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman has been arrested after deputies say she stabbed her husband in the chest with a knife.
It happened Sunday night in the 7000 block of Villere Dr.
After Stephanie Hayes Robertson, 39, was arrested, she told officers an argument with her... more »
December 18, 2014 8:13 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Police said they've arrested a 19-year-old after a two-hour standoff Thursday evening.
Jamel Grant, of Baton Rouge, was arrested for the incident at the corner of Foster and Martin Luther King. Police said Grant's cousin was arguing with kids in the street when he came out of... more »
December 12, 2014 11:03 PM
PLAQUEMINE- A then-deputy working a detail at the Walmart here faces charges, accused of conspiring with a woman to steal two televisions on Black Friday.
The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Ken Garner. He was described in a news release as a "former deputy."
Garner had... more »
December 9, 2014 11:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a third person related to a shooting last week .
Tuesday, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office announced it arrested Trevon Sandolph. Sandolph is charged with murder and illegal use of a weapon in the death of Ivan Molina.
Byron Maxson and Troy... more »
December 6, 2014 2:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies say two men are in custody after a man was killed Thursday night.
Byron Maxson, 26, was arrested Friday evening. Troy Carter Jr., 26, was captured Saturday morning and is being treated for a gunshot wound at a hospital in Hammond.... more »
December 5, 2014 9:40 PM
GONZALES- Sheriff's deputies identified and reported the arrest of a man from Texas for a bizarre theft at a golf course recently.
Richard Meissner, 69, was arrested by U.S. Marshals after being tracked down in Houston. Meissner was wanted in Ascension Parish for theft charges.
Authorities said Meissner... more »
November 20, 2014 2:13 PM
NATCHITOCHES- A Natchitoches Central High School teacher is free on $2,000 bond following her arrest for sending nude photos to a 17-year-old student.
Police arrested 27-year-old Nickol Smith after the city's High Tech Crime Unit found the pictures in the cell phones for her and the boy. Police say... more »
November 18, 2014 9:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- A cooperative effort among authorities in East Baton Rouge Parish netted nearly a dozen arrests, a large amount of synthetic drugs, prescriptions and marijuana along with cash.
The Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, DEA, Baker Police Department and Delta Drug... more »
November 5, 2014 2:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two men accused in a double murder in Baton Rouge back in May are now behind bars while a third is still on the run, according to detectives.
Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested 18-year-old Charles Lanaute and 21-year-old Darrius Miller Wednesday afternoon for... more »
November 3, 2014 2:31 PM
GRETNA- A Gretna mother is free on bond following her arrest on child desertion charges after police say her autistic son was found wandering naked in the street and eating grass. Jovan Mosley was arrested Saturday after Gretna Police said her 7-year-old autistic son was found three blocks from their... more »
October 30, 2014 2:53 PM
GONZALES- A man accused of selling heroin to narcotics detectives in Ascension Parish, is now behind bars.
Detectives arrested Moses Griggs after finding him packaging heroin at his home in Gonzales.
They also found four small children ranging in age from 8 to 12 years of age.
... more »
October 27, 2014 5:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Lee High School teacher turned himself in to law enforcement authorities after one of his former students accused him of making inappropriate comments to her at school on several occasions.
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 50-year-old Oscar C. Mays, Friday on accusations of... more »
October 22, 2014 8:10 PM
WATSON- Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested three people in a burglary ring where as many as 30 vehicles were hit by thieves this week.
Racey Ford, Jacob Anderson and Michael Terrell face burglary and resisting an officer charges. Authorities said the group hit unlocked vehicles in the Richmond Place... more »
October 22, 2014 6:33 PM
PORT ALLEN - A woman accused of having her husband killed faces trial three years later.
Monique Kitts is accused of having her husband, Corey Kitts shot execution-style in their Addis home for the insurance money. He was killed almost four years ago and it took three years... more »
October 15, 2014 9:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 21-year-old was arrested late Tuesday accused in a murder that left members of a north Baton Rouge community in shock.
Hardy Allen, 21, was booked into jail. Police said Allen shot and killed another 21-year-old during an armed robbery on Madison Avenue Monday.
Calvin Chrisentary... more »
October 8, 2014 10:47 PM
JACKSON- Two teenagers face charges after a girl at the high school here reported the two boys tried to rape her last week.
Jacobe Johnson, 18, and Breeon Lee, 18, were charged with attempted aggravated rape. They were booked Monday. Lee was 17 when he was taken to jail... more »
October 6, 2014 8:14 PM
BATON ROUGE- A slew of law enforcement helped tackle a suspected shoplifter who tried to evade authorities in three parishes Monday.
The unnamed man was apprehended at the intersection of Lee and Nicholson in Baton Rouge following a pursuit from Gonzales. Police in Gonzales said the man stole from... more »
September 29, 2014 10:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who is accused of trying to get away with stealing someone's cash slip from an area casino.
Jamey Lobell was booked into jail earlier in September. He is charged with felony theft and misdemeanors of disturbing the peace by intoxication and resisting... more »
September 24, 2014 4:58 PM
SORRENTO - Deputies said they arrested a man and his wife after the couple tried to deal drugs to undercover agents with their four-year-old girl in the home.
Deputies from Ascension and Livingston parishes took Donald Sanford, 36 and his wife Chelsea Sanford, 22, into custody on Monday after... more »
September 16, 2014 9:34 PM
TACOMA, Wash. - Prosecutors have filed additional charges in Washington state against a man who showed up at the Zachary Police Department three years ago with his wife's body in the back of his car.
Tuesday, Stanley Guidroz was charged in the death of his 3-year-old son for a... more »
September 10, 2014 10:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- As the star of the now canceled reality TV show Sons of Guns remains in jail on child sex charges, his daughter is unloading family secrets and making more allegations on national TV.
Thursday, Stephanie Hayden Ford will appear on an episode of Dr. Phil . She... more »
September 9, 2014 11:08 PM
BATON ROUGE- William Hayden's daughter alleges there are more victims in a yet to be aired episode of the Dr. Phil Show .
Dr. Phil asked, "You've added up five or six people here, are they going to come forward now?"
"Yes," Stephanie Hayden Ford replied. She added... more »
September 9, 2014 11:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies said they arrested a man on drug charges following an investigation where they tracked a shipment of more than five pounds of high-grade marijuana to the man's apartment.
Rueben Maurice Crawford, 29, was booked into jail Tuesday on drug distribution charges.
Inside his apartment on... more »
September 8, 2014 9:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - The women in Sons of Guns star William Hayden's life appear to be leaving him behind in the wake of child sex allegations and charges.
Since August 8, Hayden been arrested on various assault charges in two parishes involving what appears to be at least three... more »
August 28, 2014 3:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- Detectives are investigating the robbery of a convenience store in Baton Rouge.
They say on August 26 around 8 p.m., the suspect walked into the Hop-In Chevron Service Station at 2915 Highland Road, grabbed money from the cash register and fled on foot.
He was last... more »
August 27, 2014 3:23 PM
HOUMA - Police arrested a man after they said he used a machete to attack another man Tuesday, partially severing one of the victim's fingers.
Investigators say Dionisio Ramos, 44, allegedly lashed out with a machete when the victim visited the home of Ramos's ex-girlfriend in Terrebonne Parish.
... more »
August 27, 2014 2:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- The popular TV show "Sons of Guns" has effectively been canceled in the wake of the gun boss that was the star of the program being arrested twice on child sex charges.
"Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided... more »
August 22, 2014 3:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman after they said she badly scalded a child in her care.
Investigators charges Ebony Allen, 28, with cruelty to juveniles after her arrest Thursday.
Police said Allen was caring for the child and called 911 to report they'd been burned or... more »
August 19, 2014 4:44 PM
ASCENSION - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he broke into numerous cars in the Geismar area this past July.
Deputies accused Tyree Davison,18, of breaking into multiple unlocked cars in two subdivisions and stealing personal items from them. He also faces charges connected to multiple... more »
August 15, 2014 2:11 PM
ST. AMANT- A man from Ascension Parish, accused in a boating hit and run in Livingston Parish last month, is now behind bars.
This morning, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents arrested Thomas Amorello.
Agents say Amorello, of St. Amant, was driving his ski boat on the Amite... more »
August 13, 2014 4:14 PM
SLIDELL - Police arrested a Slidell woman after they said she used her dead sister's identity to get free medical attention.
Detectives said Diondre Jones, 26, checked into Slidell Memorial Hospital under the name of her late sister, Delores Jones. Police said she also gave hospital staff her deceased... more »
August 12, 2014 10:23 PM
BAKER - Council member John Givens was absent from Tuesday's city council meeting where residents were hoping to share their frustration over his recent arrest with him.
Givens faces charges in a bizarre argument at a store , where he is accused of eating a pastry and not paying... more »
August 8, 2014 2:17 PM
PRARIEVILLE- Detectives in Ascension Parish have arrested a Baton Rouge man for drug possession.
Detectives saw a drug deal taking place in a parking lot of a business in Prarieville on Thursday night. They then followed the vehicle down Highway 621, before stopping it.
Irwin Mitchell was arrested... more »
August 2, 2014 12:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Justice says a Baton Rouge man was arrested on more than 100 counts of watching child pornography.
Officials say during their investigation of Lucas Marsh, 33, they were able to download three pictures and videos of prepubescent girls being raped by older... more »
July 28, 2014 3:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Victims from a Sunday morning of terror in Baton Rouge are recalling what happened to them when they came face to face with Andre Young.
Young is accused of raping, robbing and shooting people in Baton Rouge over a four hour window Sunday morning.
It... more »
July 22, 2014 10:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- A vice principal was placed on paid suspension after being booked into jail on charges of computer aided solicitation of a minor Tuesday.
Edwin Chastang, one of the top educators at Southeast Middle School, admitted to police that he exchanged nude photographs with a 15-year-old student. The... more »
July 11, 2014 11:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- Three women face prostitution charges after police say they tried to make a deal with an undercover officer at a luxury hotel.
According to arrest records, the group were working out of a hotel on Corporate and using the often sexually filled listing website backpage.com to advertise... more »
July 8, 2014 6:03 AM
NEW YORK CITY - New York City police have found the mother suspected of abandoning a baby at a Manhattan subway station. Police say the 20-year-old woman is being questioned. She was found around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday near 72nd Street and Broadway. No charges were immediately filed. The investigation is... more »
July 2, 2014 8:44 PM
ST. JAMES- The search for a missing 12-year-old continues in St. James Parish after deputies arrested a man in connection with her disappearance.
John D. Celestine, 42, was booked into the parish jail on felony obstruction of justice and reports of missing children; false reports or communications. Deputies said... more »
June 26, 2014 8:10 AM
LONG ISLAND, NY - A New York nanny was arrested after investigators say she left the toddler she was watching in the car while she went in a store to commit a crime.
Witnesses called police after they saw Christine Nunes lock the girl she cares for in a... more »
June 21, 2014 10:44 PM
BATON ROUGE- More arrests were made in connection with an undercover sting targeting prostitutes.
Gabrielle Bell, 26, was arrested after deputies said she took money and planned to have sex with an undercover agent at an area hotel. According to arrest documents, the detective told Bell he would give... more »
June 20, 2014 6:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Explicit ads for escorts on Backpage.com led authorities to make 18 arrests recently in Baton Rouge.
The FBI and other agencies carried out a sting operation at area hotels and homes. Those busted were charged with prostitution, soliciting and promoting prostitution.
Authorities caught more than... more »
June 17, 2014 7:41 PM
LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police arrested four former Lafayette Parish deputies Tuesday after investigators said the four admitted to beating up an inmate in his cell.
Troopers said two of the deputies at Lafayette Parish Correctional Center beat up a disruptive inmate while two other deputies watched.
Investigators... more »
June 16, 2014 11:04 PM
WHISKEY BAY- Investigators said Monday, the driver blamed in a deadly crash where her vehicle toppled over the I-10 Basin Bridge and into the swamp below, was speeding.
State Police believe Lois Rudd, 24, was driving too fast when she flipped her SUV and it rolled over the guard... more »
June 16, 2014 9:19 PM
GONZALES- The driver of an SUV was likely impaired when he drove into New River Monday evening, police told WBRZ News 2.
The unidentified man and a female passenger had to be rescued by eyewitnesses. In video, captured by someone who saw the incident, a man is seen on... more »
June 13, 2014 2:43 PM
DARROW- Two men accused of burglarizing a home in Ascension Parish, are now behind bars.
Deputies say 18 year-old Brannon Ellis and 19 year-old Steven Joseph were arrested for burglarizing homes in the Ascension Trace Subdivision in Darrow.
A number of stolen items were recovered, including rifles.
... more »
June 13, 2014 5:23 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office seized more than 240 lbs. of synthetic marijuana and arrested four people following a pair of raids.
The largest was at the Lotus shop on O'Neal Lane. Deputies found more than 200 lbs. of the synthetic pot at that location... more »
June 12, 2014 10:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - Deputies raided two businesses, found synthetic drugs and cash and arrested four people in separate incidents the department said Thursday night.
About 218 pounds of synthetic marijuana was found at The Lotus Shop on O'Neal Lane. The owner, Tim Nguyen, also allowed deputies to search his... more »
June 12, 2014 9:59 PM
AMITE- A 63-year-old woman was indicted for murder by a grand jury in Tangipahoa Parish.
Hill was arrested in March for the death of her brother after a bizarre standoff where she called 911 on police officers who were trying to arrest her. The ordeal started when Hill's son... more »
June 11, 2014 2:46 PM
DONALDSONVILLE- Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office have arrested two men in connection with the murder of Quincy Nicholas in Donaldsonville.
Nicholas was found shot to death in front of his home in December of last year.
Sylvester Leblanc, 20, and Barry Diggs, 57, were both charged... more »