Off-duty Baton Rouge police stop knife attack on woman in Zachary _lowres

Reginald Spurlock, 65

A man trying to kill a woman with a knife on Christmas Eve was stopped by neighbors who happened to be Baton Rouge Police officers, according to a Zachary Police report.

Reginald Spurlock, 65, chased the woman and her 16-year-old grandchild out of a residence in the 6700 block of Royal Oak Drive in Zachary just before 8:49 p.m. Thursday carrying long kitchen knife, the report says. He’d shattered a ceramic vase on the driveway outside and broke furniture in an apparent rage inside the dwelling, according to the statement. Food was splattered in the kitchen and living room area of the residence, the report says.

The woman’s grandchild was trying to protect her from Spurlock, running with her to a neighbor’s house across the street to the home of two Baton Rouge Police officers, according to the statement. Spurlock, who appeared intoxicated, complied with officers’ orders to drop the knife, the report says. But he lunged for the weapon again after arguing with the woman, so the officers restrained him while they waited for Zachary Police to arrive.

Spurlock, of 2415 Tamarak Drive in Baker, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of aggravated domestic abuse, disturbing the peace and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. His bond is set at $23,000, according to jail records.