Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of putting his girlfriend in a headlock while driving a car and then choking her at her apartment and throwing her into a window in late October.

Richard Semere, 29, was driving from downtown Baton Rouge with his girlfriend in the early morning hours of Oct. 26 when they got into an argument and Semere forced her into a headlock while driving, according to a police report. They then arrived at the woman’s apartment in the 1600 block of South Harrell’s Ferry Road, and the report says they began arguing again.

Soon after, Semere choked her in her bedroom, then threw her into a window, breaking part of the glass and cutting the woman’s elbow, the report says. The woman managed to run out of the apartment, but not before Semere knocked her to the hallway floor, according to the report.

Semere, 2514 Gates Circle, Baton Rouge, was booked Monday into Parish Prison on counts of domestic abuse battery and entering or remaining after forbidden.

Authorities book two on suspicion of DWI

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

Those booked and the counts against them:

  • Stephanie Dickerson, 22, 1500 Madera St., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, possession of alcoholic beverage in vehicle and careless operation.
  • Travis Wilson, 34, 215 Anthony Drive, Donaldsonville, first-offense DWI, possession of Schedule II drugs, driver’s license not in possession, careless operation and hit & run.

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