Police arrest man in attack on girlfriend

Baton Rouge Police arrested a Bayou Goula man accused of shooting at his girlfriend while she sat in her car on June 15 — and, when his shot missed and shattered the car window, of crawling through the window to get at her.

She was able to run away.

Brett Holmes’ girlfriend already had a protective order against him when Holmes drove up to one of her patient’s homes on Woodlyn Drive near Coursey Boulevard, which she was visiting as a health aide, according to the arrest warrant. Holmes’ girlfriend was in her car outside the home, getting ready to go inside, when Holmes showed up in his car, jumped out and fired a pistol through her window.

The shattered glass cut the woman, and Holmes crawled through the shattered window. As she escaped, Holmes crawled after her across the seats and out the passenger door.

Holmes, 38, of 56780 Cpl. Herman Brown Jr. St., had already been charged with forcible rape and domestic abuse battery against his girlfriend, the warrant says.

He was booked Wednesday into Parish Prison on counts of attempted first-degree murder, violation of a protective order, illegal use of a weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property.

Roommates arrested in man’s beating, stabbing

Two roommates were arrested in the Wednesday night stabbing of a third male roommate that left him in serious condition with stab wounds to the torso and head.

Todd Banks, 51, and Sam West Jr., 58, were fighting with a third roommate at their 6688 E. Upland Ave. home when a violent fracas suddenly erupted, according to the affidavit of probable cause. As Banks grabbed a large kitchen knife and starting stabbing the man repeatedly, West took hold of a sizable wooden bedpost and tried to hit the man with it, the affidavit says. In the resulting confusion, the victim, whose name is not listed on the affidavit, managed to wrestle the bedpost out of West’s hands before West could land a blow. But soon the victim had fallen to the ground, and then West was punching and kicking him over and over, the affidavit says.

Banks and West were arrested at the house without incident, the affidavit says. They were both booked Thursday into Parish Prison, Banks on a count of attempted second-degree murder and West on counts of aggravated assault and simple battery.

BR man accused of choking woman

A Baton Rouge man accused of choking a woman and then lifting her into the air by her neck while she screamed at him to stop was arrested by sheriff’s deputies.

The incident ended when the man slipped on a puddle, sending both tumbling to the ground, according to the arrest warrant.

Thomas London, 30, would often stay with the woman at her Tiger Bend Road home — but when she opened the door at 2:30 a.m. July 11, he forced his way in and began choking her against a washing machine, the arrest warrant says.

The woman escaped to her bedroom, and while she called police, she saw London driving away in his car, the warrant says. The woman was uninjured except for slight redness around her throat.

London, of 3700 E. Brookstown Drive, was booked Thursday into Parish Prison on domestic abuse battery.

Authorities book 6 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least six people suspected of driving while intoxicated, including one man suspected of a fourth offense, in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, booking records show.

Gregory McKinley, 55, 6055 S. Howell Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked on fourth-offense DWI, operating a vehicle while under suspension for a prior offense, possession of alcohol in a vehicle and reckless operation of vehicle.

The others booked and the counts against them:

  • William Acosta, 20, 6958 S. River Road, Addis, first-offense DWI, improper lane use, obstruction of a public intersection and driver’s license required or expired.
  • Brittany Bush, 30, 2455 Weldwood Drive, Baton Rouge, second-offense DWI and improper lane use.
  • William Cox, 21, 18319 E. Village Way Drive, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, expired motor vehicle inspection and improper lane use.
  • Maria Ferrari, 42, 18002 Manchac Place Drive, Prairieville, first-offense DWI, improper turns and failure to signal.
  • Tammara Templet, 23, 31845 Weiss Road, Walker, first-offense DWI, improper turn, equipment violation and reckless operation of vehicle.

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