LaPlace lawyer indicted for stealing more than $50,000 from clients

A LaPlace lawyer has been indicted in connection with stealing more than $50,000 from multiple clients, one of them elderly, prosecutors said today.

BRPD: Man repeatedly hit child with belt because the boy urinated on himself

A Baton Rouge man was arrested for allegedly hitting a young boy in the head, neck and face with a belt.

Man admits to punching, choking 6-year-old family member; additional burglary charge

A 30-year-old who is already locked up on a burglary charge has allegedly confessed to punching and choking a 6-year-old family member.

Woman wanted for trying to cash fraudulent check

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for a woman seen attempting to cash a counterfeit check. The incident occured at Rosemary Grocery on July 11 at approximately 10:40 a.m.

Authorities searching for bank robbery suspect

Detectives with the Lake Charles Police Department have identified a local man as being responsible for the July 16 bank robbery at Jeff Davis Bank, located at 535 Kirby Lane.

WANTED: Deputies seek home invasion suspects

Iberia Parish authorities are lookig for two suspects wanted in conjunctions with a home invasion. On July 23, at around 5:14 a.m., deputies responded to the 6000 block of Hwy. 89, Iberia Parish in reference to a home invasion.

Bank robber, carjacker back in Lafayette to face charges

A Baton Rouge man that carjacked a Lafayette woman then robbed a Whitney Bank has been sent back to Lafayette to face charges. Justin Seawright, 32, was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

50-year-old man charged with murder being held on $250,000 bond

A 50-year-old man was arrested last night for allegedly shooting and killing a man during an argument.

Zachary man arrested for attempting to blackmail teen into performing sexual acts

A Zachary man was arrested after he allegedly attempted to blackmail a teen boy into performing homosexual acts.

BRPD sees reduction in homicides for 2013; 12 cases remain open

Although violent headlines continue, officials say the number of homicides within Baton Rouge city limits is down from this time last year. However, there are 12 cases that are considered open with no motive or suspect at this time.