Baton Rouge police arrested a 53-year-old man Tuesday accused of striking a woman, pointing a gun at her and resisting arrest.

Bobby Lee Russ, of Baton Rouge, pulled out a gun during an argument with the woman, who then called 911, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

As Russ was leaving through the back door of his home at 3269 Prescott Road, police arrived and told him to turn around and show his hands, the affidavit says.

But when Russ looked over his left shoulder and reached toward his waist, police “went hands-on” and subdued him, the affidavit says. He was taken to an area hospital and treated for injuries he sustained during the arrest.

Russ was booked into Parish Prison on counts of domestic abuse battery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault with a firearm and resisting an officer.

BR woman accused of abusing daughters

Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday arrested a 27-year-old woman accused of abusing her young daughters by whipping them on their legs and back with a belt.

Faith Williams’ children, ages 5 and 8, were taken to an area hospital after a school social worker reported signs of abuse, according to an arrest affidavit. The children told the social worker, “We get whipped when we’re bad,” the affidavit says.

The children were taken to the emergency room, where doctors photographed bruises on their legs and scrapes on the 5-year-old’s neck and face, the affidavit says. The girls initially told doctors they had fallen, the affidavit says.

Williams, 15555 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, was booked Tuesday into Parish Prison on counts of cruelty to children.

Teen said to have fired gun at his cousin

Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday arrested a 19-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of firing a gun at his cousin after an argument.

Deyvaun Richardson got into an argument with his cousin about 9:26 p.m. Oct. 11 at an apartment complex at 16161 Tiger Bend Road, according to an arrest warrant. His cousin left the apartment and began to drive away when Richardson began to fire at his truck, lodging one bullet in the driver’s side door, the warrant says.

Richardson, 9932 Elliot Road, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of illegal use of a weapon, attempted second-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm.

Apartment building damaged by fire

A cooking fire caused $200,000 worth of damage Wednesday evening at an apartment building on Marque Ann Drive, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived at 1219 Marque Ann Drive around 5:13 p.m. to find one of the apartments in flames. The fire destroyed the apartment and the attic above, while the rest of the unit sustained smoke and water damage.

No one was injured in the blaze.

Denham Springs man booked on DWI

Authorities arrested a Denham Springs man suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked him into Parish Prison sometime between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.

Isreal Martinez, 27, 29835 Leach Lane, was booked on first-offense DWI, insurance required, drivers license required and careless operation.

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