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  • Donations sought after 40 animals taken from hoarders

    October 13, 2015 1:32 PM

    BOGALUSA, La. - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Washington Parish couple for cruelty to animals recently and seized more than 40 neglected cats and dogs from their home in Bogalusa, according to the Humane Society of Louisiana. HSL Director Jeff Dorson said deputies arrested Terri Turner and her daughter, Frannie... more »
  • BRPD: Man told wife 'I'm going to kill you and your kids'

    October 13, 2015 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man during a domestic abuse investigation in which officers said they also found three emaciated dogs belonging to the suspect. BRPD accused 32-year-old Bobby Rogers of domestic abuse battery, aggravated assault with a firearm and cruelty to animals after his arrest... more »
  • Sheriff: Mother said she 'messed up' by beating child with belt

    October 5, 2015 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Baton Rouge woman after investigators said she beat her 10-year-old child with a belt so hard it left bruises. Deputies charged 32-year-old Kayla Nelson Friday with cruelty to juveniles. EBRSO said on Oct. 2 deputies responded with Department of Children and... more »
  • Police: Mother threw daughter out with no shoes, socks

    October 5, 2015 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a Baton Rouge woman threw her daughter out of their apartment this weekend with no shoes or socks, then wouldn't let her back in the home. Officers charged 32-year-old Monica Hayes with cruelty to juveniles and arrested her Sunday, Oct. 4. According to... more »
  • Mother accused of abuse, cruelty to 9 kids check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 28, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge woman after officers said she abused one of her nine children and forced them to sleep together in one room with no beds. Officers charged 27-year-old Leticia Brothers Saturday with abuse, cruelty to juveniles, criminal neglect and encouraging neglect or delinquency... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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