Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of punching his live-in girlfriend in the face in front of her two children, then dragging her back into the home when she tried to flee.

Robert Alexander, 31, asked his girlfriend to step into the bedroom with him, but then he started hitting her while her children watched, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

The woman tried to run away, but Alexander grabbed her and pulled her inside, scraping her legs, and then threw her against a wall and briefly choked her, the affidavit says.

Deputies were called because an off-duty Iberville Parish sheriff’s deputy was awakened by people shouting outside his home, according to the affidavit. When deputies arrived at the home in the 9400 block of El Scott, they found the front door open and saw a woman run from the bedroom naked from the waist up, the affidavit says.

Alexander, of the 9400 block of El Scott, was booked Monday into Parish Prison on counts of domestic abuse battery, false imprisonment and disturbing the peace.

BR man booked in rape of woman

Baton Rouge Police arrested a 41-year-old man accused of raping a woman at her home on Oct. 5 after she became intoxicated at a bar.

Police say Kevin Brown raped the woman on an inflatable air mattress at a home on North 30th street, according to the affidavit of probable cause. The woman told police she was too drunk to remember what happened, but found boxers beside her bed were ultimately linked to Brown through DNA, the affidavit says.

Brown, of 660 N. 30th St., Baton Rouge, was booked Sunday into Parish Prison on a count of simple rape.

Authorities book 2 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Monday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Wilmer Henrriquez Castro, 37, 101 Rosebud St., Metairie, first-offense DWI, speeding, possession of alcohol in vehicle and driver’s license required.

Cesar Valle Gutierrez, 23, 11106 Blackoak Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, drinking in a motor vehicle, child restraint violation and driver’s license required or expired.

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