Chief deputy: ‘This is just a hideous crime’ — Port Allen man booked in rape of ex-girlfriend and on attempted murder of her new boyfriend _lowres

Carlsel Alexander

A 20-year-old Port Allen man was re-arrested Thursday by the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and booked into the parish jail on attempted second-degree murder in the robbery and assault on his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.

Col. Richie Johnson said Carlsel Alexander, 1578 Parkers Lane, was also booked on second-degree rape after investigators received additional allegations he abducted his ex-girlfriend and raped her the night of the assault.

Alexander was originally arrested Monday by Addis police and booked on false imprisonment, second-degree battery, aggravated burglary and simple criminal damage to property following the Dec. 6 incident, which occurred outside his ex-girlfriend’s home in Addis.

According to court records, he was released Tuesday on a $10,000 bond.

An arrest document states Alexander used his vehicle to block Nick Delaney, the current boyfriend, from leaving as he was dropping off the Addis woman.

The assault began after Alexander unlocked Delaney’s car door and entered his vehicle, according to the document.

Alexander punched and kicked Delaney, who lives in Baton Rouge, in the face and forced him to give up his $600 gold watch, designer bag and cellphone, the document states.

“Also while in the vehicle the defendant struck the navigation screen of Delaney’s vehicle. The strike broke the screen,” the document says. “The defendant took Nick Delaney’s iPhone 6 and smashed it on the ground, causing it to break.”

Alexander then posted cellphone footage of the assault on social media, bragging about what he did and showing off Delaney’s gold watch, the document says.

Alexander’s ex-girlfriend can be heard in the footage screaming in the background.

Johnson said police believe Alexander then forced her into his vehicle and took her to a secluded spot along River Road in Port Allen where he sexually assaulted her.

“This is just a hideous crime,” Johnson said Thursday. “After viewing the video and upon further review of the case by our office, we received a bill of indictment from the DA’s Office for attempted second-degree murder.”

Johnson said Alexander was arrested again Thursday afternoon and booked into the parish jail.

“This came across almost like a hate crime,” Assistant District Attorney Tony Clayton said late Thursday. “It’s inhuman the beating this guy put on that poor child.”

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