Baton Rouge man arrested after attempting to kill a police officer and four others including his relatives
Posted on 2/12/2018 10:12:00 AM.

Baton Rouge Police arrest a man after he allegedly fired shots at a police officer and four other people, including his mother, sister, cousin and a friend of the sister. Cops located 34-year-old Eugene Thomas Jr. of Baton Rouge about 15 minutes after shooting at his relatives and BRPD Sgt Don Coppola says that’s when the suspect started shooting at the officer.

"As the officer pulled behind the vehicle, he was a victim of gunfire as Thomas opened the door and fired numerous rounds into the officer's vehicle, striking the vehicle's windshield. The officer was struck."
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Man arrested for allegedly whipping son with a belt at school after being suspended
Posted on 11/27/2017 11:19:00 AM.

Baton Rouge Police say a 38-year-old man has been charged with cruelty to a juvenile after allegedly beating his son with a belt at his elementary school for getting suspended. Sgt. Don Coppola says Edward Humphrey dropped the child off at his mother’s workplace when they received a call from the 11-year-old boy’s mother when he was being treated in an ambulance for his injuries.
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BRPD books man in 2014 slaying of West St. John High School coach Juan Joseph
Posted on 11/16/2017 11:39:00 AM.
Baton Rouge Police have arrested a man in the 2014 killing of West St. John High School coach Juan Joseph. Sgt. Don Coppola says they had originally booked another man for the murder, but those charges were later dropped after the DA's office said the shooter was misidentified. Coppola says now Jamarcus Goodman is charged with second degree murder.
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BRPD: Former Saints & LSU star Tracy Porter arrested on domestic abuse and drug charges
Posted on 10/11/2017 1:37:00 PM.
Former Saints and LSU star Tracy Porter has been arrested on drug and domestic battery charges. Sgt. Don Coppola with the Baton Rouge Police Department says on October 5th, the victim alleged she visited Porter to get her keys back from him, then the two became involved in an argument that got physical.
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Teenager arrested in connection to baby's death in Baton Rouge
Posted on 9/27/2017 11:07:00 AM.

A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection to the death of an 8-month-old girl in Baton Rouge. Sgt. Don Coppola says over the weekend, authorities responded to a call reporting an unresponsive baby. He says their investigation determined the child was left in the care of the mother’s boyfriend, Vincent Cummings.
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Person of interest in deaths of two black Baton Rouge men released on bond
Posted on 9/18/2017 11:54:00 AM.

A Baton Rouge man considered a person of interest in the shooting deaths of two black men last week, has bonded out of jail. 23-year-old Kenneth Gleason was arrested over the weekend on drug charges. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola says Gleason has yet to be cleared of the homicides.
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BRPD seeks suspect in armed robbery that claimed life of Tennessee truck driver
Posted on 8/9/2017 10:16:00 AM.

Baton Rouge authorities are searching for the gunman who fatally shot a Tennessee truck driver while he was changing a tire on his 18-wheeler yesterday morning. Sgt. Don Coppola says this is another tragic incident that claimed the life of 49-year-old Keith Odom.
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Baton Rouge police arrest Denham Springs contractor for fraud
Posted on 3/15/2017 9:00:00 AM.

A Denham Springs contractor has been arrested after allegedly defrauding two Baton Rouge flood victims. BRPD Sgt. Don Coppola says 48-year-old Andrew Darian contacted two female victims, one of whom was 70-years-old, about doing work on their homes.
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Baton Rouge man arrested for allegedly killing child by play fighting
Posted on 12/13/2016 11:11:00 AM.

A Baton Rouge father has been arrested after allegedly killing his 4-year-old while play fighting. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola says on November 30th, Kristopher Carter brought his unconscious son, Marcel, to the hospital. He says Carter transported the child to the hospital himself, hours after the incident because his son did not want to go.
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Woman arrested after hitting husband with turkey
Posted on 11/28/2016 11:18:00 AM.

A Baton Rouge woman is behind bars after she attacked her husband with a turkey. Sgt. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police says a juvenile male called police on Thanksgiving Day to report that his parents were fighting. He says the situation escalated when 32-year-old Helen Jackson pulled a knife on her husband.
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