Bat-wielding Baton Rouge man accused of threatening ex-girlfriend _lowres

DeAndre Brooks

Baton Rouge police on Friday arrested a man who swung a baseball bat at his ex-girlfriend and spit in the woman’s face during an argument.

Deandre Brooks, 24, went to the woman’s house on Seneca Street around 11 p.m. Friday and started arguing, a Baton Rouge Police Department report says. He spit in the woman’s face and on her 8-year-old child, the report says, then grabbed the woman by the throat and pushed her.

A friend stepped in and tried to stop Brooks, but he “aggressively came at the victim’s friend and in fear for her safety,” the victim threw a baseball bat she’d been holding, the report says. Brooks grabbed the bat and started swinging it at the woman and her friend, who then ran outside and got into a vehicle, the report says.

Brooks was hitting the vehicle with the bat when a police officer showed up, the report says. Brooks ran away but was apprehended on nearby Iroquois Street.

Officers found a loaded revolver in Brooks’ back pocket when they searched him, according to the report.

Brooks, 3809 Dalton St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of domestic abuse battery, cruelty to juveniles, aggravated assault, aggravated damage to property, resisting an officer, illegal carrying of a weapon and felon in possession of a firearm. He remains in jail in lieu of $14,000 bail on those counts, plus another $525 for a seatbelt violation in Baker, according to online booking records.