51-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of beating ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend with a wooden post _lowres

Charlie Tate

Baton Rouge police Tuesday arrested a 51-year-old man accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend with a wooden post.

Angry about the victim’s new relationship, Charlie Tate barged into her Winnebago Street home on March 17 and began punching her in the face, according to the arrest warrant.

When the victim ran outside, Tate followed and started hitting her with a wooden post he ripped loose from the front porch, the report says.

Her current boyfriend tried to intervene, but Tate struck him with the post and chased him down the street, police said. Tate knocked the man unconscious and continued to beat him as he lay motionless in the road, detectives said.

Tate threw the post down and stole his ex-girlfriend’s cell phone, police said. Tate contacted her the next morning and said he should have killed her, the warrant says.

Tate, 3154 Hiawatha St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, aggravated second-degree battery, simple criminal damage to property and simple assault. Bail had not been set as of Wednesday evening.