BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Two individuals connected to a drive-by shooting on Winbourne Avenue have been taken into police custody on Wednesday.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, officers responded to reports of a shooting on Winbourne Avenue on Monday, Jan. 30. Once officers arrived, they found shell casings in the road. Upon reviewing a surveillance camera in the area, it was discovered that a black GMC Yukon was seen shooting at a group of unknown males. The vehicle then fled the area.
Official documents say officers found the black Yukon at a residence in the 3100 block of Mission Drive. The vehicle was registered to Alisha Jones, who had an active NCIC warrant for attempted second-degree murder warrant and illegal use of weapons. Officers contacted those inside the residence, Jermaine Sartin and another woman. All three were read their rights, and Jones was arrested on the NCIC warrant and questioned about the shooting.
Detectives say Jones admitted to shooting at the individuals for allegedly attempting to steal her bicycles. Jones also told detectives there was one firearm inside the residence. After a search warrant was issued detectives found three weapons — two of which were reported as stolen.
During an interview with Sartin, he stated he was asleep during the incident but was aware of Jones’ guns in the home.
Officers then questioned the witness, who they’d determined had not fired any shots using video footage. During the interview, the witness initially told officers Jones and a man called “Boo” of “Boobie” were giving her a ride home when they saw the individuals who attempted to steal the bicycles and began shooting.
She reportedly gave conflicting statements when she was questioned with Sartin versus when she was interviewed alone. The witness claimed to have lied because she was fearful of retaliation. Her final testimony was that Sartin was the man in the backseat who fired shots.
Jones was charged with for illegal use of a weapon, two counts of illegal possession of a stolen firearm, illegally supplying a felon with a firearm, illegally supplying a felon with a firearm, illegal use of a dangerous weapon and attempted second-degree murder. Sartin was arrested on two counts of illegal possession of a stolen firearm, three counts of felon in possession of a firearm and illegal use of weapons.