Two teenagers were arrested after they beat an 11-year-old boy at a school bus transfer point last week that left the child “unconscious and obviously disfigured,” according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained Thursday.
Lorenzo Jones, 17, and a 16-year-old boy approached the 11-year-old behind a school bus at the bus transfer point near 3000 N. Sherwood Forest Boulevard at around 3 p.m. on Sept. 26, authorities said.
The two began hitting the boy in the face, leaving “severe swelling and bleeding” near his mouth and eyes, the affidavit of probable cause says.
The child was taken to a hospital. The driver of the school bus parked next to the scene of the attack was able to point out Jones to deputies, the affidavit says.
Jones, of 940 Timberside Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on Sept. 26 on a count of second-degree battery, and was released on $10,000 bail two days later. The 16-year-old was booked into a juvenile detention center, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.
Denham Springs man booked in 2012 attack
Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Denham Springs man more than two years after he was accused of choking his girlfriend while her two small children watched, and then threatening to burn their apartment down.
Jose Gonzalez, 26, was “extremely intoxicated” when he became furious at his girlfriend during an argument at 10520 Stanley Aubin Lane in Baton Rouge, and began choking her in front of her 6- and 3-year-old children on July 31, 2012, according to the arrest warrant.
When her friend’s husband tried to break up the fight, Gonzalez took his girlfriend’s keys and told her he was headed for her home to “burn it down,” the warrant says. He also added he would “take care of her” if she spoke with police, according to the warrant.
Gonzalez had been in a relationship with the woman for three years. The warrant says he was at large when it was issued on Aug. 7, 2012.
Gonzalez, of 9905 Adam Drive, Denham Springs, was booked Wednesday into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of domestic abuse battery and communicating of false arson.
Baton Rouge woman shoots at intruder
Baton Rouge Police arrested a 36-year-old man accused of climbing inside a Laurel Street home where he threatened to attack a woman who then fired a shot at him to get him to leave.
The arrest warrant does not indicate if he was hit by the shot.
The woman saw Lee Higgins remove an air conditioning unit from her window in the 1300 block of Laurel Street on Aug. 16, and then try to climb in with his legs first, according to the arrest warrant. That was when the woman fired a shot from her handgun, and realized she knew him when he spoke to her, the warrant says.
Higgins climbed back out of the window, but moments later the woman heard a banging at her back door, and heard Higgins cocking a gun, according to the warrant. That’s when she called police.
Higgins, of 2212 Capital Park, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison Wednesday on a count of home invasion.