Man charged with two counts of obscenity after exposing self to female students
Ronnie James Cousins, 65, of 655 North St., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison by LSUPD after being charged with two counts of obscenity.
Around 10 a.m. June 26, LSUPD was called to a parking lot off of Nicholson Extension following a call by a female student who claimed a man exposed himself to her.
According to LSUPD Spokesman Capt. Cory Lalonde, the victim claimed a man driving an older model maroon car stopped his car by her and opened the door while masturbating.
LSUPD was unable to apprehend the suspect at that time, but a second incident that occurred just before 1 p.m. July 17 allowed the authorities to catch Cousins.
Investigators were able to obtain surveillance photos of the vehicle in both incidents and distributed those photos to local law enforcement.
According to Lalonde, BRPD advised LSUPD that they had been dispatched to a report of suspicious activity involving the same vehicle and same subject description in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market located at Highland Road and Lee Drive. A witness from that incident was able to provide a license plate number, which was registered to Cousins and which led to his apprehension by BRPD and LSUPD officers.
The victim from the first incident was able to identify Cousins in a photographic lineup, and Cousins was then booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after being released from the hospital due to chest pain.
Two LSU employees arrested for theft, possession of stolen goods
Robert Lynn Sanders Jr., 44, of 650 Staring Lane, was arrested Thursday for theft, while Christopher Kevin Wall, 35, of 22707 Jacocks Road, was issued a misdemeanor summons for possession of stolen goods and released.
On May 7, LSUPD received reports of several pieces of equipment that were missing from the University’s Landscape Services. Upon further investigation, LSUPD determined that Wall may have some of the equipment.
Upon questioning Wall, investigators found Wall in possession of a backup blower, but he advised the officers that he had purchased the blower from a coworker and it was not University property.
Later that day, LSUPD investigators also spoke with Sanders, who denied selling the blower to Wall. After Sanders gave consent to investigators, they conducted a search in which they located a chainsaw believed to belong to the University.