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  • Couple accused in infant's death due in court

    July 22, 2015 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A couple accused of murder and cruelty in the death of an 11-month-old girl are due in court next month. A status hearing is scheduled for Aug. 4 in the death of Aaliyah Heard, who investigators said died from a severe blow to her head. ... more »
  • $115,000 bond set for mother of 47-pound teen

    July 10, 2015 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge set bond at $115,000 for the woman accused of cruelty to her 15-year-old son, who police said was found in deplorable conditions and weighing only 47 pounds. Rose Holland faces charges of cruelty to juveniles and cocaine possession after her arrest early Wednesday morning.... more »
  • Man accused of cruelty in child burning

    March 31, 2015 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge Parish man after they said he burned a child in his care, then didn't take them to the hospital because he had warrants for his arrest. Deputies accused 34-year-old Alexis Allen Powell of cruelty to juveniles and a seat... more »
  • Teens arrested after fight at Tara High

    February 10, 2015 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies charged two teens with felonies after investigators said the pair jumped a 15-year-old boy at Tara High School this week. Deputies arrested 18-year-old Johnny Moore and 17-year-old Darius Watts after the fight Monday. Investigators said on Monday a deputy working extra duty for... more »
  • Teacher accused of hitting student, stealing food

    January 29, 2015 4:48 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sheriff's deputies issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a West Feliciana Parish teacher accused of kicking and slapping a student at the elementary school where she works. Deputies said 31-year-old Chanel Lamelle faces a charge of cruelty to juveniles for the Jan. 23 incident at Bains... more »
  • Mother accused of punching 8-year-old son

    January 22, 2015 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies accused an East Baton Rouge woman of punching her child in the mouth hard enough to split their lip. Deputies charged 27-year-old Tonisha Montague with cruelty to juveniles after her arrest Wednesday. Detectives said a state Child and Family Services worker was called... more »
  • Murder charges filed against mother of dead toddler check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 31, 2014 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police filed upgraded murder charges Wednesday against a Baton Rouge mother who investigators said slammed her toddler's head against a wall and killed her. Police said Candice Smith faces first degree murder charges for the death of 2-year-old Da'Laijha Smith. She was originally arrested on second... more »
  • Woman accused of burning child in bath

    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 »
  • Walker PD: High parents left child in hot car

    July 1, 2014 12:00 PM

    WALKER - Police rescued a child from a locked car in Walker Friday after investigators said her parents were too high on drugs to realize they'd locked the child in the vehicle. Officers arrested Billy Henry Jr., 35, of Denham Springs and Lana Henry, 32, of St. Amant on... more »
  • Two accused of forcing children to beg for money check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 30, 2014 12:59 PM

    GONZALES - Police said they arrested two people for dropping a pair of children off in a Gonzales parking lot and forcing them to beg for money. Officers said they received a call stating that there was a young child in the park lot of a store in Gonzales... more »
  • Mom arrested after teachers witness beating

    March 14, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A mother faces charges after school administrators told an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy she beat her child in front of them. Akilah Finley, 32, faces cruelty to a juvenile charges. According to her arrest report, witnesses saw her smash her son's head into a... more »
  • Woman arrested when animals are found very sick

    August 6, 2013 10:51 PM

    TICKFAW- Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish booked an animal owner on cruelty charges when they found her horse and dog severely ill. The horse had no food or water. The dog was bloated with an infection and 17 pounds of fluid had to be drained from the dog. Both animals... more »
  • Mother arrested for injuries to child

    August 6, 2013 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge woman today after investigating multiple injuries to her daughter after she was brought into the hospital. Investigators accused Tymekia Crawford, 20, of second degree cruelty to a juvenile. Police said Crawford took her 11-month-old child in to Baton Rouge General... more »
  • Police cite woman for lying about dogs

    July 12, 2013 11:04 PM

    WALKER- Police issued a woman who reported finding ten puppies in an ice chest a misdemeanor summons. Investigators believe the woman lied about the dogs' situation to get them taken by the city's animal shelter. Police said they issued the citation for one count of animal cruelty. "This... more »
  • Mom mum about cruelty charges check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 11, 2013 10:57 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Livingston Parish woman recently after they said she left two toddlers unsupervised in a running car, and one of them choked themselves unconscious using a car window. Deputies arrested Candace Gordon, 20, of Denham Springs Monday on charges of cruelty to juveniles... more »
  • Report: Infant suffered burns, mother did nothing

    June 25, 2013 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Court documents show the mother of a slain infant admitted she did nothing about multiple burns to her daughter before the girl died this past weekend at a Baton Rouge hospital. According to an affidavit of probable cause, 28-year-old Ashley Heard told detectives she thought the... more »
  • City leaders delete proposed law about dogs

    June 12, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders removed an agenda item from Wednesday's Metro Council meeting that would have restricted how long a dog could be tethered. Councilman John Delgado pulled the ordinance and did not say if he would add it to an agenda later. The law would have made... more »
  • Police find 27 pets in mobile home, arrest residents

    June 3, 2013 3:13 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police charged two people in Thibodaux with cruelty to animals and juveniles after investigators said they found dozens of pets living in a mobile home with them and two children. Investigators cited Archie Horsley Jr. and Melinda Horsley for misdemeanor cruelty to juveniles and animals after the... more »
  • Man arrested in dog's disturbing death

    May 22, 2013 4:44 PM

    GONZALES- Deputies made an arrest following a WBRZ News 2 report about a dog found taped-up and dead in a field. Jacob Blackwell, 25, was booked on charges of cruelty to animals. Investigators said Blackwell kicked the dog to death when it was being "uncooperative," and bound the... more »
  • Leaders talk about law dealing with chained dogs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For years, animal activists have called tethering dogs cruelty, and Wednesday East Baton Rouge council members introduced an ordinance that would make it illegal. "That dog is a natural social animal that wants to get out, and when you keep it on that tether, it doesn't... more »
  • Malnourished horse found dead at airport check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2013 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities found a dead horse tied to a concrete barrier near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport this morning, and are searching for its owner. Hilton Cole, the parish animal control director, said the malnourished horse was tied to the barrier with a tow strap. They believe... more »
  • Child locked in closet, parents arrested

    November 3, 2012 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A mom and dad face charges of cruelty to juveniles, accused of abusing their children including forcing one to sleep on the floor of a locked closet. Nicholas Menina, 24, and Zaikiya Duncan, 30, were arrested. According to records, school officials sent one of their children... more »
  • Second arrest made in dog fighting case check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 3, 2012 5:20 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies made a second arrest today in an Ascension Parish dog fighting case. Deputies arrested Joseph Duncan Jr., 28, of Donaldsonville in suspicion of aggravated cruelty to animals and dog fighting. They earlier arrested his girlfriend Brittany Ward, 24, on the same charges. On July... more »
  • Deputies told bruised, bitten child had medical emergency

    June 13, 2012 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish said they were initially called out for a cardiac arrest to a home where a child with dozens of bruises and bite marks was found. Deputies arrested Michael Robertson, 46, and Lavaughn Riley, 32, of Baton Rouge in suspicion... more »
  • Woman arrested for dumping animals

    March 15, 2012 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman who is accused of abandoning several animals at an animal shelter in Baton Rouge. Beverly Greenwood, 48, is accused of dropping the animals off after hours at the Capitol Area Animal Welfare Society in June 2011. She was booked into Parish Prison... more »
  • Miss. woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty in EBR

    November 16, 2011 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman from Mississippi plead guilty to animal cruelty in a Baton Rouge court earlier today. Jean Norton could face up to six months in prison or a $1,000 fine for the crime. Norton is the president of Choctaw Ridge Farms, an animal rescue operation in... more »
  • Livingston Parish man cited for cruelty to animals

    November 1, 2011 2:20 PM

    A Livingston Parish man has been cited for cruelty to animals. Kenneth Gordon, of Holden, was cited for hunting from a moving vehicle, illegal spotlighting from a public road, discharging a firearm from a public road, cruelty to animals and contributing to the delinquency of juveniles. A Louisiana... more »
  • Residents call for better care of animals at feed store in Port Allen

    August 17, 2011 5:48 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The West Baton Rouge Parish President says animals at a feed store in Port Allen are, at times, being neglected. Parish President Riley Berthelot plans to meet with the District Attorney tomorrow to discuss charging the store owner with animal cruelty. Animals were seized by Animal Control... more »
  • 3 kids left in hot car, brain-damaged, blinded

    July 15, 2011 5:16 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff says a 26-year-old woman was booked with attempted second-degree murder and cruelty after allegedly leaving her three small children in a hot car so long they were blistered, brain-damaged and blind. Sheriff Beauregard "Bud" Torres III said Friday that one child... more »
  • Owner of seized horses arrested

    December 1, 2010 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The owner of several horses seized for being malnourished and emaciated has been arrested, according to Baton Rouge Police. 46-year-old Farrow Jerome Carney was arrested Tuesday evening after coming by the East Baton Rouge Animal Control Center, according to director Hilton Cole. Cole said they had seized... more »
  • Horses seized after animal cruelty complaint

    November 30, 2010 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Animal control officers seized several horses today in an animal cruelty investigation in Baton Rouge, and want to bring charges against their owner. Animal Control Director Hilton Cole said today that his office had received complaints about the horses being malnourished, which were pastured on property... more »
  • Woman rescued from filthy shed last month dies

    November 19, 2010 7:21 AM

    BAYOU BLUE - A 69-year-old woman who was hospitalized last month after Lafourche Parish authorities found her living in filthy conditions has died. Faye Miller died less than three weeks after she was released from a specialized care facility in Gretna. The cause of death is under investigation. Miller was... more »
  • La. woman faces charge of cruelty to juvenile

    November 3, 2010 6:31 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Alexandria police have arrested Barbara Hayes for allegedly beating her 11-year-old son and another juvenile. Witnesses told police that Hayes began hitting her son Sunday night with her fists and a belt because he had been out too late. Police say Hayes got into an argument with a... more »
  • Woman booked with cruelty to elderly relative

    October 29, 2010 7:37 AM

    BAYOU BLUE, LA - A 30-year-old Bayou Blue woman arrested was booked with cruelty to the infirmed. April Johnson's arrest comes after deputies called to a house last month found a 69-year-old woman living in a filthy 10-foot by 16-foot wooden shed attached to the home. Lafourche Parish deputies said... more »
  • Ascension Parish investigators look into possible animal abuse

    September 20, 2010 4:40 PM

    The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating complaints of possible animal abuse in Gonzales. At least 12 horses are on a property off Highway 941 near MP Evans Road. News 2 cameras captured the horses with bones clearly protruding through their skin and found the horses' water trough nearly... more »
  • Woman arrested after shooting, killing dog

    September 14, 2010 3:52 PM

    A Terrebonne Parish woman was arrested in suspicion of animal cruelty after sheriff's deputies said she shot and killed a dog in Montegut. Authorities said 43-year-old Precious Ridenour of Montegut was arrested on September 4 in suspicion of cruelty to an animal and unlawfully shooting a firearm. Deputies said... more »
  • Mother sentenced in death of son

    August 27, 2010 7:16 AM

    Holly A. Brewer has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleaded guilty in June to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Her son, 18-month-old John Thomas Anthony Brewer, died from injuries inflicted by her boyfriend, Jeffery Denby, on June 22, 2009. Denby was sentenced to life in prison in... more »
  • Mother admits role in death of son

    June 22, 2010 8:46 AM

    Holly Brewer, whose 18-month-old son died after being beaten by her boyfriend last year, has pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Brewer was arrested after her son, John Thomas Anthony Brewer, died after suffering severe head trauma and bruising in the beating. Jeffrey... more »
  • Woman charged with cruelty to juvenile

    June 7, 2010 9:10 AM

    Thibodaux Police arrested a woman for child cruelty. Police say Courtney Berry allegedly had her fourteen-year-old son bind her seven-year-old's hands with a belt and then beat him with a belt and wire hanger. Berry then allegedly made the seven-year-old boy kneel on rice. Police say a nine-year-old girl also... more »
  • Man gets life for deadly child abuse

    May 28, 2010 7:37 AM

    Jeffery Paul Denby will spend the rest of his life in prison for the death of 18-month-old John Thomas Anthony Brewer. Denby was convicted of first-degree murder last week. Denby told investigators that he spanked the boy after the child turned over a bassinet that held his 3-month-old daughter. Denby... more »
  • Woman accused of abusing infant

    April 27, 2010 5:53 AM

    Beauregard Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested a DeRidder mother on a cruelty charge. Jessica Edwards was arrested after a 1-month-old boy went to a hospital emergency room with a broken leg and signs of shaken baby syndrome. Edwards is charged with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile following an investigation. more »
  • Animal cruelty investigation in St. Mary Parish

    February 26, 2010 9:49 AM

    The St. Mary Sheriff's Office is currently investigating an animal cruelty case. According to deputies, approximately 180 to 200 head of livestock, including horses and cattle have been neglected. Deputies say several dead animals were found, and many have been neglected as far as feeding, medical, and general care. The... more »
  • Aunt, grandfather booked in cruelty

    February 8, 2010 6:20 AM

    Police have arrested a woman for allegedly forcing her nieces to put their hands on a hot stove. An arrest warrant says 31-year-old Nedra Berry grabbed the hands of the girls, who are 11 and 12, on Jan. 29, and held them on a hot stove at a Baton Rouge... more »
  • Man busted for animal cruelty in Baker

    January 13, 2010 7:42 PM

    A man faces animal cruelty charges after police received complaints that he was not caring for his horses. Police surveyed the property on Don Avenue in Baker. After noticing multiple horses, East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control was called to the scene. The man was leasing the land... more »
  • Animal cruelty case in Livingston Parish

    October 27, 2009 3:04 PM

    Elgin Melancon says he was actually helping the dogs not hurting them. Deputies investigated a vacant house in the 27000 block of Glascock Lane just south of Walker, when they found as many as a dozen dogs in deplorable conditions. They say the dogs were very malnourished. Nine... more »

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