Fight escalates into stabbing at LSU event

A fight between two men at LSU’s Groovin’ on the Grounds late Saturday ended when one of the combatants stabbed the other in the back, LSU police said.

LSU police arrested Tyler E. Bowman, 19, 3000 July St., Apt. 1101, and booked him into Parish Prison on a count of aggravated battery, Capt. Cory Lalonde said Sunday.

The incident started about 9:30 p.m. Saturday on the LSU Parade Grounds when Bowman and the victim, also 19, got into an argument, Lalonde said.

At some point, Bowman pushed the other person, who then punched Bowman, Lalonde said.

LSU police officers broke up the fight and ordered both combatants to leave, Lalonde said. But within a few minutes, Bowman approached the other man and stabbed him in the upper back, near the shoulder, Lalonde said.

The stab wound was not life-threatening, Lalonde said.

LSU police arrested Bowman about 15 minutes later on nearby State Street, Lalonde said. They recovered a folding knife from Bowman.

LSU police can arrest people off campus if an incident starts on LSU property, Lalonde said.

Neither Bowman nor the victim is an LSU student, he said.

Groovin’ on the Grounds is a free concert sponsored by the Student Government.

Baker man booked in home invasion case

Baker police arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of repeatedly entering his ex-girlfriend’s residence illegally and destroying her property.

Police booked Derek Dion Gosserand, 41, 11824 Queens Drive, into Parish Prison on Saturday on one count each of home invasion, stalking, simple battery, simple criminal damage to property, unauthorized entry of inhabited dwelling and fugitive from justice, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

A woman identified as Gosserand’s ex-girlfriend told police she moved to a new residence because of “prior domestic violence issues with the defendant,” the affidavit says.

She said he continuously goes to her house unannounced and follows her in when she gets home from work, the affidavit says.

Police found a damaged laptop and printer, which she purchased recently, and found items the woman said belonged to Gosserand, like a cellphone and hair brush, the affidavit says.

Teen charged with battery of the infirm

A Baker man was arrested Saturday for allegedly punching a handicapped man twice in the face because the man touched him while they were sitting on a couch at the New Castle Group Home on Buffwood Drive.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies booked Tydrick Chevalier, 17, 3707 Buffwood Drive, into Parish Prison on Saturday for one count of simple battery of the infirm, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Chevalier initially denied striking the man, but later recanted and said he did it because the man made him “angry,” the affidavit says.

Three arrested on suspicion of DWI

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

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Derrick Batteste, 51, 591 W. Stiers Lane, Natchez, Miss., first-offense DWI and reckless operation of a vehicle.
  • Morgan Rozas, 20, 17729 Heritage Estates Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, failure to signal/improper turn and improper lane usage.
  • Lachoy Slan, 42, 8254 Skysail Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and driver’s license not on person.

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