Sheriff’s deputies arrested eight people on outstanding bench warrants and seized five ounces of marijuana as well as other drugs during an effort to clear warrants in the King Bradford area Wednesday morning, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

The eight suspects were arrested on a total of 13 bench warrants. By the end of the initiative, the suspects were booked on 23 counts, ranging from traffic violations to drug offenses, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

One of the suspects, Thomas Cahill, 21, had been smoking a marijuana cigarette just minutes before his daughter led deputies into the apartment at 15884 S. Sunderland Ave., at around 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to his affidavit of probable cause. Deputies searching the apartment found plastic bags with marijuana buds and seeds, small amounts of heroin as well as Prozac pills, a glass pipe and a digital scale, the affidavit says.

Deputies also found a bottle in a closet that Cahill said was called “Green Dragon” — vodka mixed with marijuana, according to the affidavit.

Cahill told police “he sells the marijuana so he can smoke for free,” the affidavit says. He was booked on counts of drug possession as well as drug paraphernalia possession.

Man accused of using baseball bat in battery

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man accused of knocking another man unconscious with a baseball bat on Monday night and he told deputies that, just moments earlier, he had been defending himself with a box cutter.

Warren Jones, 56, told deputies that he slashed the other man with a box cutter when that man came running toward Jones with a baseball bat, according to the affidavit of probable cause. The man dropped the bat after Jones cut him and that was when Jones picked up the bat and dealt a blow to the man’s arm and head, the affidavit says.

Jones, of 12400 Jefferson Highway, Apt. 2203, was booked Tuesday into Parish Prison on a count of aggravated second-degree battery.

The affidavit does not say where the incident took place.

Central man booked in girlfriend’s attack

Sheriff’s deputies say a 41-year-old Central man has been arrested after he choked his live-in girlfriend at their home on July 1, and she bit him in the face in self-defense.

Shawn Paul Andre began shaking his girlfriend by the neck during an argument even as a witness tried to step between them and break up the fight, according to the arrest warrant. When Andre started choking the woman a second time, she bit him, the warrant says.

Andre, of 13605 Devall Road, Central, was booked Tuesday into Parish Prison on a count of domestic abuse battery.

Man accused of battery on girlfriend during fight

Baton Rouge police arrested a man accused of choking his live-in girlfriend during an argument at their Geronimo Street home on Oct. 11.

Lyndon Johnson, 32, had briefly left the house after his girlfriend got into a heated verbal argument and she told him he was moving out, according to the arrest warrant.

But soon after Johnson’s girlfriend placed his belongings outside, he returned, and his girlfriend tried to flee. That was when Johnson grabbed her, hit her in the face and began choking her, the warrant says.

Johnson, whose listed address is 2525 Lula St., Baton Rouge, was booked Wednesday into Parish Prison on a count of domestic abuse battery by strangulation.

Authorities arrest one on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least one person suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked him into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.

John Jackson, 48, of 3409 Seneca St., Baton Rouge, was booked on counts of second-offense DWI, reckless operation, possession of Schedule IV drugs and open container violation.

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