Home health worker escapes gun attack

A Baton Rouge home health worker escaped an attack Sunday morning by a former boyfriend, who is accused of firing a shot at her car window.

The woman was in the car gathering items she had planned to take into a client’s house on Woodlyn Drive at 8:25 a.m. when Brett J. Holmes, 28, drove up and fired a single shot into the driver’s side window, according to a Baton Rouge Police arrest warrant.

She escaped out of the passenger door as Holmes jumped out of his car and tried to enter through the shattered driver’s door window, the warrant says. She was hit and cut by the shattered glass but was not seriously injured.

The victim has a protective order against Holmes, the warrant says, and police have surveillance camera footage of Sunday’s incident.

Holmes, 56780 Cpl. Herbert Brown, Jr. Road, Bayou Goula, is wanted on counts of attempted first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, violation of a protective order and aggravated criminal damage to property.

Authorities book one on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least one woman suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked her into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.

Devina Brown, 24, 3364 Aletha Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked on counts of first-offense DWI and careless operation.

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.