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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BRPD looking to make another arrest in fatal shooting of Southern Univ. students
Posted on 4/11/2016 11:30:00 AM.

Baton Rouge Police are looking to arrest another gunman in the shooting that killed two Southern University students and injured another man. 22-year-old Ernest Felton has already been arrested and charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder and Illegal Use of a weapon. Sgt. Don Coppola says investigators are working to determine who fired the gun killing the two women.
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DNA test links BR man to 1996 rape case
Posted on 3/1/2016 11:32:00 AM.

A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after an unrelated DNA test links him to a 1996 rape case. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola says 20 years ago, a 17-year-old girl was walking down the street and asked now 59-year-old Jerry Williams for a ride, where he then took her to his house and raped her. He says during the initial investigation, detectives had trouble re-contacting the victim so the case went unsolved.
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BRPD arrests teen in accidental shooting death
Posted on 1/18/2016 10:15:00 AM.
Baton Rouge Police have arrested a teenager after he accidentally fired a round from a shotgun killing his friend.  Cpl. Don Coppola says 17-year-old Ahmad Antoine is charged with negligent homicide in the death of 17-year-old Devin Anderson.  
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