Officers with the Bastrop Police Department made several arrests over the weekend and on Monday.
Captain Anthony Evans with the detective division was called to the scene of a shooting at 4:39 p.m. Saturday.
Officers arrived to the scene to find the victim had been shot in the left shoulder following an altercation on George Street at the Reese Street intersection. The victim was taken to Morehouse General Hospital, where he was treated and released and an investigation led to the arrests of Earldarrius J. Brooks, 18, 708 Hood, for aggravated battery; Rodriguez C. Watt, 21, 11580 Folse, on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and Cordarius K. Paige, 22, 920 Kammell St., on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm. Assisting in the investigation was Officers Danny Coronado and Brian Jones, Captain Alan Campbell and Sgt. Chris Releford.
Officer Coronado also arrested a teen after witnessing him drive a Toyota Four Runner the wrong way down Perry Avenue at 1:25 a.m. Sunday morning. The youth turned onto Straight Street, ran into a ditch, corrected the vehicle and continued traveling after Coronado attempted to stop him. The driver sped up and wrecked the vehicle into a ditch on King Street. He then fled on foot but was apprehended by the officer and charged with driving the wrong way on a one-way, careless operation, no driver's license, flight from an officer, resisting an officer and curfew violation.
On Monday afternoon, a call was received at 1:55 p.m. regarding suspicious activity around White Avenue Baptist Church. As Officer J.R. Stires arrived at the church, he saw two black males on bicycles who fled the scene. One of the males continued on his bike while the other male fled on foot. Officers began a pursuit of the two, with Det. Eric Newnum apprehending Anthony English, 17, 5983 Cherry Ridge Rd. following a brief foot chase. The second suspect who was a juvenile, was later apprehended by deputies with the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office. Both were charged with simple burglary of a religious building, conspiracy and resisting an officer. English was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Further investigation revealed the church had been ransacked and items taken were founded and recovered.
The City was also able to have warrants served on two men wanted in separate cases.
Dangelo Montey Brandon, 23, was wanted for two counts of armed robbery, two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, three counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. Det. Newnum developed information that Brandon was in the Jackson, Miss. area and made contact with the Hinds County Sheriff's Office who were able to locate Brandon and arrest him on the warrants. He is currently jailed in Mississippi awaiting extradition.
Also located was Rickey B. Candley, who was wanted for felony theft following the removal of two television sets from a local department store. Candley was apprehended by deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and will be transported to the Morehouse Parish Jail.