Crime

  Subject of 9News investigation back behind bars for alleged stabbings

A man newly accused of stabbing two people has a past criminal record, including a prior attempted murder arrest that grabbed the interest of the 9News Investigators.

  Son charged for death of elderly father found covered in waste and insects, police say

  4 arrested after armed robbery on LSU campus; 1 wanted

Northwest Louisiana principal accused of 49 sex crimes

Baker police looking for man accused of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer

  Second arrest made 2018 murder of St. Gabriel man

Woman kidnapped from bus stop, shot then abandoned on I-10 eastbound exit

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  Sheriff announces 21 arrests, 30 indictments in Iberville Parish drug investigation

  Shooting victim taken to hospital after showing up at home on Peerless Street

Mother released on bond in case of Ochsner Hospital kidnapping

  KIRAN: Arrest warrant reveals disturbing details about Zachary school teacher’s relationship with teen

Third suspect in Assumption home invasion, battery captured in Georgia

  Arson suspected in vacant apartment blaze on N 22nd Street

Baton Rouge pastor arrested for alleged road rage shooting on I-10

A 47-year-old Baton Rouge man is under arrest after allegedly shooting at another vehicle during a road rage incident.

  Man arrested in connection with 2018 murder of St. Gabriel man also reportedly connected to large drug ring in Baton Rouge

An autopsy is being conducted on a 34-year-old man who was found dead in a burned vehicle.

  Elderly man allegedly left mentally challenged adult son in tub of water for hours after beating death, police say

Baton Rouge officers found Derrick Christophe, 40, dead in a Shelley Street home Friday, Feb. 14 and are now charging his father, Ellsworth Hull, 77, for second degree murder.

  BRPD: Man shot and killed following argument in parking lot on Feb. 17

Police say they are investigating the shooting death of a 26-year-old that happened on Feb. 17.

  Video of joyride in Tiger Stadium prompts police investigation

Baton Rouge man accused of intentionally exposing someone to AIDS

Deputies working to identify body found in St. Helena Parish

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Reports of elder abuse on the rise in Louisiana

  While firefighters were saving lives, burglars were smashing their car windows

NOPD: Uber driver drove to wrong location before shooting at two riders

Suspect arrested for theft of artists carts in the French Quarter, pushing them into Mississippi River

Landon Semones for booked for unauthorized entry into a business and 11 counts of theft

5 Texans arrested for attempted ATM thefts in Baton Rouge and Lafayette

Five people from Texas are now behind bars after allegedly trying to steal ATMs from multiple Chase Bank locations in Baton Rouge while driving reportedly stolen vehicles.

  School buses burglarized while students marched in Mardi Gras parade, school officials say

Several school buses from Woodlawn High School were burglarized over the weekend while parked under an overpass during a Mardi Gras parade, school officials confirm.

  8-year-old dies on Valentine’s Day after drive-by shooting in Louisiana

The suspect allegedly shot into a group of 15 people because of a dispute with the child's uncle.

Police: Complaint of inappropriate behavior between employees and students at Terrebonne HS

An investigation ins underway after officers received a complaint of inappropriate behavior of two employees with students

Deputies identify 51-year-old pedestrian killed in Ascension Parish

There are no known suspects or suspect vehicle at this time, according to Sheriff Bobby Webre.

  Victim expected to survive Ned Avenue shooting; arrest made

Deputies are investigating an early morning shooting that happened in the 8100 block of Ned Avenue.

Woman accused of punching Baton Rouge officer in the eye

A Baton Rouge police officer claims Tracey Semien, 29, punched her in the eye as Semien was being detained Saturday, Feb. 15.

  Minor found after being taken from La. hospital at gunpoint, deputies say

Deputies have charged Evelyn Miller, 66, in connection with the abduction of her 12-year-old granddaughter from a Jefferson Parish hospital at gunpoint Friday, Feb. 14.

Driver charged after allegedly hitting pedestrian while intoxicated

The driver allegedly told the officer she consumed two Hennessy margaritas, according to the arrest report.

24-year-old Livingston woman charged after suspected drugs fall from pocket during arrest, police say

Savannah Terrell, 24, was charged for simple escape and possession of schedule 2 drugs, records show.

  Accused thieves caught on camera walking out of business with merchandise

Livingston Parish officials need your help tracking down three people caught on camera shoplifting at the Ulta in Juban Crossing.

Man leads law enforcement on chase into Livingston Parish after allegedly robbing business, police say

After officers located Guzzardo and attempted to perform a traffic stop, Guzzardo led law enforcement on an 8.8-mile chase into Livingston Parish, the arrest report states.

  Suspected multi-state theft ring busted stealing $69,000 worth of jewelry in La.

Hammond Police Department Chief Edwin Bergeron, Jr. said the arrests were made possible with the help of a bystander who photographed the vehicle as it fled a local jewelry store.

Classmates show love for Faye Swetlik with Valentine’s Day cards

Students from Springdale Elementary School showed their love for Faye Swetlik by making heartfelt Valentine’s Day cards for her, this before the tragic announcement that she was found dead not far from where she disappeared.

  Officials: 11 people displaced due to arson fire at apartment on Atkinson Street

Fire officials say 11 people have been displaced due to an overnight fire at an apartment on Atkinson Street.

Man convicted of trying to organize child sex with undercover agents pretending to be child’s parents

A 45-year-old man has been convicted by a federal jury after being charged with the attempted enticement of a minor.

  Woman accused in elderly abuse case takes plea deal

The woman accused of abusing an elderly woman has now taken a plea deal after District Attorney Hillar Moore previously upgraded the charges against her.

  Three teens charged after 17-year-old dies following shooting near Mall of Louisiana

Police arrested three juveniles Thursday morning in connection with the shooting death of Gyron Lebeuf, 17.

  ARRESTED: Man accused of fracturing victim’s skull with metal baseball bat

Police arrested a man accused of hitting another person with a baseball bat.

LSUPD seeking suspect in felony theft at bookstore

The LSU Police Department is currently asking for the public’s help finding a wanted suspect.

Former officer, named La. State Trooper of the Year by group, arrested in child pornography investigation

A Louisiana State Police trooper was arrested after a child pornography investigation on the Northshore.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: BRPD officer arrested on DWI charge faced prior sexual harassment allegations

Dave Davis Jr. remains on administrative leave as of Wednesday night (Feb. 12) from the Baton Rouge Police Department days after being arrested on a DWI charge.

Police arrest 11-year-old boy accused of nearly two dozen car burglaries in Gentilly

Police said they arrested the 11-year-old, seen breaking into a Jeep, and climbing through the window in the 5000 block of Dreaux Avenue.

  WANTED: Police searching for man accused of multiple ATM robberies in North Baton Rouge

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man accused of robbing multiple people at gunpoint.

  Man accused of robbing at least 2 Dollar General stores

Jeremy Lang, 29, has been arrested for allegedly robbing at least two Dollar General stores in the Baton Rouge area.

  Mother arrested after baby reportedly tests positive for cocaine, claims relatives tried to poison him

A 26-year-old woman is behind bars after her 6-month-old son tested positive for cocaine, officials with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office say.

  Owner of Vegas Vape says he’s staying open despite recent raid; 12 arrested at vape shop, nearby paint and sip venue

During the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 9, agents from several agencies raided Vegas Vape Lounge and Unwine Paint Bar on Coursey Boulevard in Baton Rouge.

  Grand jury decision in fatal officer-involved shooting of Chris Whitfield delayed

District Sam D’Aquilla says the grand jury decision of whether to bring a bringing a second-degree murder charge against the deputy accused of killing Christopher Whitfield, 31, has been delayed.

  WANTED: Alleged ring leader of Baton Rouge gang accused of ordering two murders

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating the alleged leader of a violent drug organization in Baton Rouge.

  Mother arrested in connection with death of her 4-month-old

A mother is in jail in connection with the death of her 4-month-old infant.

  WANTED: Men accused of vehicle burglaries off Old Hammond Highway

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for two men accused of breaking into vehicles in areas off Old Hammond Highway.

  Angola cadet booked after pistol, ammunition discovered in vehicle

It is illegal to bring a firearm or ammunition onto prison property.

  St. Martinville couple arrested after baby discovered to be under the influence of narcotics

A couple from St. Martinville has been arrested after their baby was reportedly found to be under the influence of narcotics.

  Zachary police address social media outcry of investigation into teacher accused of having sex with student

Leaders from the City of Zachary and the Zachary Community School District have called a news conference at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the recent arrest of a teacher at Northwestern Middle School.

  DCFS recieves training in identifying victims of human trafficking

Employees of the Louisiana Department of Family and Children’s Services received training on how to identify victims of human trafficking on Feb. 10.

Man sentenced to life for 2015 Thanksgiving day shooting in Plaquemine

The man found guilty of shooting and killing someone on Thanksgiving Day 2015 has now been sentenced to life in prison.

  Baton Rouge police officer accused of causing head-on collision while intoxicated

Dave Lee Davis is facing a handful of charges after allegedly causing a head-on collision while intoxicated.

  Man charged in 2019 shooting death of Anferenee Holden

Investigators charged Richard Jiles Jr., 22, with principal to second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Anferenee James Holden, 22, in January of 2019.

JSU president among 17 arrested in prostitution sting

William Bynum, the president of Jackson State University, was arrested in Clinton this weekend.

La. man pleads guilty to burning three historically black churches in St. Landry Parish

Holden Matthews pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Robert R. Summerhays to three counts of violating the Church Arson Prevention Act — one count for each church — as well as one count of using fire to commit a federal felony. He will be sentenced on May 22.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Bond increased for man accused of brutally beating 5-year-old

Judge Ron Johnson has increased the bond for Darius Lewis who is accused of brutally beating a 5-year-old boy back in October 2019.

  Deputies: Witnesses claim man was shot while answering door at home on Bayou Fountain Avenue

Deputies are investigating a homicide that happened on Sunday, Feb. 9 in the 8400 block of Bayou Fountain Avenue, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Lethal ‘gray death’ found in another La. parish; DEA ‘very concerned’ about potential of trafficking across state lines

"Just touching or inhaling this stuff can kill you,” reported the Eunice City Marshal’s Office. “Everyone needs to read up on this. You wouldn’t want your kids accidentally touching this.”

  Police: LSU student who witnessed car burglary forced into apartment and robbed

Police say a man who witnessed a car burglary in the parking lot of Baton Rouge at an apartment complex was robbed at gunpoint.

Woman allegedly kidnapped in Baton Rouge escapes rapist by faking medical emergency

Troy Knighten, 56, was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for domestic abuse battery, simple battery, first-degree rape, simple kidnapping, and false imprisonment.

Jury in slain St. John deputies case sentences Kyle Joekel to death

The jury unanimously decided to impose the death penalty in the case of two slain officers in 2012

Officers, suspect injured during violent arrest after pet dispute

Ernesto Valtierra was charged for a violent arrest that left him and two Baton Rouge officers injured, arrest documents state.

Infant dies after being shot in chest; father charged

The child was rushed to Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport where he later died.

  Recent arrests linked to possible large, violent drug ring in Baton Rouge

Two recent arrest warrants reveal some dark workings in Baton Rouge.

  KIRAN: Judge rules woman accused in connection with Dennis Perkins case cannot leave state

A woman accused of rape in an alleged incident with Dennis Perkins appeared in court Friday, Feb. 7 to ask that she be able to leave the state due to alleged threats made against her. A judge denied that request Friday, only allowing her to leave Livingston Parish.

Couple arrested after allegedly shooting at four people

A man and woman are facing charges after allegedly shooting at four people.

Be wary of scammer pretending to be LPSO deputy

The alleged scammer asks for money to be loaded on to Green Dot reloadable cards or gift cards.

CAPTURED: Man accused of scamming victim out of $5,000 arrested in Texas

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a man wanted for theft.

  Man arrested in alleged murder for hire plot back in 2017

A 39-year-old man is now behind bars after reportedly shooting and killing another man back in 2017.

  APSO seeking suspect after New Year’s shooting

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that happened Jan. 1.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Former officer accused of lying, shooting at unarmed man will not be charged; can still work in law enforcement

Former Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) officer Yuseff Hamadeh will not be charged for his role in a 2018 shots fired incident or a 2017 fatal shooting.

Mother of man accused of vandalizing buildings in BR says he should be in mental facility, not jail

The man who police say vandalized numerous buildings with oddly cryptic graffiti is in jail, but the his mother doesn’t believe he should be.