Two men were arrested Saturday for knocking a man unconscious by hitting him in the head with a baseball bat, according to affidavits of probable cause.
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies booked Robert Earle Holden, 40, 4747 Southpark Drive, no apartment number listed, and Robert Brown, same address, Apt. 107, on one count each of attempted second-degree murder, the affidavits say.
Another man, Demario Brown, is mentioned by name in the arrest affidavits for Holden and Robert Brown. He was not arrested as of Sunday afternoon, booking records show.
It is not known if the Browns are related.
Deputies were called to a fight at 4747 Southpark Drive and were told by witnesses that Demario Brown smacked the victim in the head with a baseball bat, according to the affidavits.
The victim refused to cooperate with deputies and also declined treatment from Emergency Medical Services, the affidavits say.
About 5:30 a.m. Saturday, family members took the victim to a local hospital where deputies learned he was bleeding on the right side of his brain and needed five staples for a wound on the back of his head, the affidavits say.
The victim couldn’t talk to the deputies at the hospital because he was medicated, the affidavits say.
Deputies returned to the Southpark address to speak with the victim’s family, who said they saw Robert Brown and Demario Brown arguing with the victim, the affidavits say.
Moments later, the witnesses said, they saw Holden run from his apartment carrying a baseball bat, the affidavits say.
Demario Brown took the bat from Holden and hit the victim once in the ribs and the head, causing him to fall to the ground, unconscious, the affidavit says.
When the victim appeared to regain consciousness, both Browns and Holden started punching him. When the victim tried to get up, Holden began choking him while the Browns continued punching and kicking him, the affidavits say. Moments later, the attackers left.
Deputies found Robert Brown and Holden at their homes. Holden had blood on his shirt, which the deputies seized, the affidavits say.
During questioning, Holden admitted to the information given by the witnesses, the affidavits say.
Robert Brown admitted that he punched and kicked the victim, but denied seeing the bat being used during the fight, according to the affidavits.