Police: Baton Rouge man threatens to kill 3 officers after arrest on drug, weapons counts _lowres

Bobby Earl

A Baton Rouge man threatened to kill three police officers who arrested him Thursday at a hotel where he’d stashed drugs and guns in his room, police said.

Bobby Earl, 26, was arrested after a manager told police Earl had guns and was an “unwanted guest” at the Knights Inn, 9919 Gwenadele Ave., according to the Baton Rouge Police Department report. The manager was hiding in a storage room, fearing Earl might hurt him, when police arrived around 6 p.m. Thursday, the report says.

Earl and his girlfriend were leaving their second-floor room when they spotted the police officers and ran downstairs, then outside, the report says. Earl was eventually handcuffed and put in the back of a police cruiser, where he banged his head against the window, the report says.

Once he’d been taken to a police station, Earl “became irate several times … and advised he would kill me” and two other officers, an officer wrote in the report.

When officers searched Earl’s hotel room, they found a marijuana scale, bullets, “aluminum foil drug paraphernalia” and a morphine pill. They also found two pistols, one of which had been reported stolen, the report says.

Earl, 3011 Courtload Drive, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of possession of Schedule I, Schedule II and Schedule III drugs, resisting an officer, possession of firearm with drugs, felon in possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, simple criminal damage to property, public intimidation, obstruction of justice and possession of drug paraphernalia. As of Friday night, he remained in jail in lieu of $35,000 bail.

Editor’s note: This article was changed on June 4, 2016, to note that one of the counts was public intimidation.