A Baton Rouge man accused of choking his pregnant girlfriend two weeks ago was arrested Tuesday night.
When Baton Rouge police responded to a 72nd Street home on the morning of May 13, a woman told them her boyfriend, Hakeem M. Profit, had just choked her and pushed her down during an argument in the front yard of their residence, according to the police report.
The woman was nine months’ pregnant at the time, the report says.
The argument occurred because Profit, 24, became upset after he learned another man had helped his girlfriend jump start her vehicle, the report says.
Profit was arrested in September, accused of simple battery against the same woman, the report says.
The status of the case wasn’t clear Wednesday afternoon.
According to court records, Profit was on active, supervised probation when he was arrested in the fall. The probation stemmed from a conviction on a charge of illegal use of a weapon related to an April 2012 shooting.
His probation was revoked on at least two occasions in the past two years, court records show.
But in January, a probation hold was lifted, with Profit being allowed a “last chance,” according to court records.
Profit remained jailed Wednesday evening.
A special hearing for people arrested on specific domestic violence accusations is scheduled Thursday in state District Judge Mike Erwin’s courtroom.