Greenwell Springs man accused of stabbing teen in the face, possibly with a screwdriver, causing severe injuries _lowres

Lawrence "Dragon" Bottoms

Livingston Parish deputies believe a screwdriver was used to stab a 17-year-old in the face last month, wounding him so severely, it would be six days before he could talk to detectives.

Authorities were called to a home in Holden on April 23 where they found the victim and were able to identify a suspect, but only by his nickname, Dragon, according to a Friday news release.

However, the suspect had noteworthy facial tattoos, and detectives were able to trace the nickname to Lawrence Bottoms, 25, whose booking photo shows horn tattoos and the word “CUTTHROAT” inked across his neck.

Livingston and East Baton Rouge deputies found Bottoms in his home at 16708 Chickasaw Ave. in Greenwell Springs, where he was arrested on an attempted second-degree murder count and unrelated counts of felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of body armor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

No motive has been determined in the stabbing.

According to Livingston Parish Detention Center records, Bottoms was booked into the jail on Friday, but no bail information was listed Friday afternoon.