BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPRPUD) — A 25-year-old was apprehended after a crash that reportedly took place close to the Baton Rouge Police Department Second District Precinct on Saturday, Nov. 4.
According to the affidavit, three BRPD officers “heard the distinct sound of tires squealing followed by a loud crashing noise” in the parking lot for the second district precinct. Two officers hopped the fence to investigate.
The officers reportedly saw a Jeep driven by Laryon James, 25, of Baton Rouge leaving the parking lot of the building located right next to the second precinct parking lot. Officers reportedly saw that “there was debris dragging under the vehicle and the vehicle was slowly moving in an erratic manner,” according to the affidavit.
They were able to catch up with and detain James on West Polk Street.
BRPD said there was “massive” front-end damage to the Jeep. Red paint was also reportedly found on the damaged section of the Jeep. The front of the building located next to the second precinct parking lot also sustained a “large amount” of damage, officers said. “There was also a white part with red paint transfer that appeared to have fallen off the suspect vehicle and was still on scene,” according to the affidavit.
While looking inside the Jeep, one of the BRPD officers reportedly saw 41.95 grams of marijuana and a digital scale in plain sight. Police documents said the Baton Rouge man was later found to have $3,320.
James was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and hit and run.
The Baton Rouge man was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Saturday, Nov. 4. On Sunday, Nov. 5, he was released from prison on $10,000 bond.