A Baton Rouge man arrested Thursday is accused of breaking into a man’s home in July and beating him with a large wooden stick.
Bertrand Tyson, 53, used the stick to break through a glass sliding door at the 7700 Somerset St. home shortly before 3 a.m. July 15, the Baton Rouge Police report says. He walked to the back of the house where a man was sleeping in his bed and began beating him with the stick, saying “get out of my house,” the report says.
The victim told police he tried to call authorities on his cell phone, but Tyson took the phone away from him.
The victim also told police Tyson took a dress tie from his dresser before he ran away. The victim ran out of the house to a neighbor’s to call police, the report says.
Police noticed defensive, bleeding lacerations on the victim’s right forearm and noted he had a bloody nose, a swollen knot on his forehead, and that both of his eyes were swollen and bloody.
On Thursday, police arrested Tyson, who appeared mentally unstable, in the front yard of a house at 2030 77th Avenue, the report says.
Tyson, 7844 Jefferson Place Blvd., Apt. C, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of armed robbery and home invasion.