A man was knocked unconscious by a blow to the head with a baseball bat during a fight, leading to the arrest of two men on counts of attempted murder, prison records show.
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies on Saturday booked Robert Earle Holden, 40, 4747 Southpark Drive, no apartment number listed, and Robert Brown, same address, Apt. 107, on counts of attempted second-degree murder, arrest affidavits show.
Another man, Demario Brown, is mentioned by name in the arrest affidavits for Holden and Robert Brown, but his name was not listed in the jailbook Sunday.
It is not known if the Browns are related.
According to the arrest affidavits, deputies were called to a fight at 4747 Southpark Drive and were told by witnesses that Demario Brown smacked the victim in the head with a baseball bat.
The victim refused to cooperate with the deputies and also declined treatment from Emergency Medical Services, the affidavit says.
About 5:30 a.m. Saturday, family members took the victim him to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, where deputies learned he was bleeding on the right side of his brain and needed five staples for a wound on the back of his head, the affidavit says.
The victim couldn’t talk to the deputies because he was medicated.
Deputies returned to the Southpark address to speak with the victim’s family, who said they saw Robert Brown and Demario Brown arguing with the victim, the affidavit says.
Moments later, the witnesses said they saw Holden run from his apartment carrying a baseball bat..
Demario Brown took the bat from Holden and hit the victim once in the ribs and the head, causing him to fall to the ground, unconscious, the affidavit says.
When the victim appeared to regain consciousness, both Browns and Holden started punching him. And when the victim tried to get up, Holden began choking him while the Browns continued punching and kicking him, the affidavit says.
Moments later, the attackers left.
Deputies found Robert Brown and Holden at their homes. Holden had blood on his shirt, which the deputies took, the affidavit says.
During questioning, Holden admitted to the information given by the witnesses, the affidavit says.
Robert Brown admitted that he punched and kicked the victim, but denied seeing the bat being used during the fight, according to the affidavit.