Baton Rouge Police: Man’s erratic behavior leads to his arrest; he spray painted his car, threatened woman, led police on chase _lowres

Enime Utibe, 34

A 34-year-old Baton Rouge man “talking out of his head” grabbed and shook a woman at an auto repair shop, exposed his genitals and threw a knife at her before leading Baton Rouge Police on a high-speed chase before he was arrested Tuesday.

A woman told police that shortly after 10 a.m. Utibe Noble Enime, 4560 Union Drive, approached her at a local business, told her that “he was going to have sex with her,” grabbed her and shook her, a Baton Rouge Police report says.

Enime then walked outside, exposed himself and continued to tell the woman “he was going to have sex with her,” according to the report.

The victim told police that Enime “then retrieved two knives from his vehicle and threw one at her,” the report says.

At around 11:15 a.m., Baton Rouge Police were sent to the repair shop after Enime, acting erratically, returned to pick up his silver 2009 Chrysler 300 and began spray painting the car, the report says.

When officers arrived, Enime approached them, asking why the officers were there, telling them he “no longer needed police for his vehicle being stolen” — to which officers told Enime “police were on scene because citizens were concerned about his well-being,” the report says.

As officers spoke with the shop’s owner and checked the spray paint on Enime’s car, Enime hopped in the vehicle, put it in reverse and backed into the street — “nearly striking two vehicles,” according to the report. He sped off westbound on Choctaw Drive.

Police attempted to keep up by using their sirens and lights as Enime drove through intersections, ran red lights and “nearly (caused) several traffic crashes,” the reports says.

But as Enime continued, he crossed into oncoming traffic and police were “unable to follow him at a close distance, eventually losing sight of the vehicle.”

A short time later, another 911 caller alerted the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office that Enime was near a bank branch at Greenwell Springs Road and Monticello Street, the report says.

When Baton Rouge Police officers arrived at the bank, they found Enime’s Chrysler in the bushes and spotted Enime walking toward Sunderland Drive, the report says.

Baton Rouge officers confronted Enime, but he refused to follow orders and instead attempted to grab a knife and told police he was going to kill them, according to the report.

An officer fired a stun gun, but the shock failed to subdue Enime, who struggled with officers and continued reaching for a knife, the report says.

Police eventually managed to handcuff Enime and place him in the back of a police car. During the ride to a precinct, the report says Enime repeatedly vowed to have all of the police officers involved fired and threatened to kill the driver of the patrol car and the driver’s family.

Enime was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center “for further evaluation,” the report says.

The report makes no mention of the results of the evaluation. Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman, said he didn’t know if Enime suffered from a medical or mental condition or whether drugs contributed to the incident.

After the evaluation at the hospital, police booked Enime into Parish Prison on counts of sexual battery, aggravated assault, aggravated flight from an officer, public intimidation and resisting an office with force or violence.

Bail was set at $37,500.

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