East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies Wednesday arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of choking his pregnant girlfriend and punching her in the stomach.
Jeremy Johnson, 24, shoved his girlfriend during a March 4 argument about him seeing another woman, according to an arrest warrant. When the victim said she was going to call the police, Johnson smashed her cellphone and began choking her and then threw her into a bedroom dresser, deputies said.
The victim offered to drive Johnson to his father’s house and locked him out of the apartment as soon as he walked out the front door, the warrant says.
Johnson then kicked the door open and began punching the pregnant victim in the stomach, investigators said. She ran to the parking lot, where he threw her to the ground, police said.
Johnson, 2131 Mariner Driver, apartment D, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of domestic abuse battery of pregnant woman by strangulation and simple criminal damage to property.