Baton Rouge teen accused of choking driver, slugging passenger, trying to push woman into I-10 traffic Sunday night _lowres

Wendell Cosby, 19

An attempted killing on the side of westbound I-10 Sunday night in Baton Rouge ended in a teenagers’s arrest, leaving two women to recount how they’d been attacked inside a moving vehicle, a Baton Rouge police affidavit said.

Wendell Cosby, 19, of 328 Flicker St. in Baton Rouge, faces counts of attempted second degree murder, resisting an officer and simple battery after a police officer discovered him grabbing and hitting a woman on the side of the interstate near the Dalrymple Drive exit around 10:30 p.m., according to the affidavit.

A woman said Cosby placed his hands around her throat while she was driving, which prompted another woman inside the vehicle to pull Cosby away, the report stated. Cosby is accused of then climbing into the back seat and punching the second woman in the face. When the driver pulled over to the shoulder of the interstate, Cosby grabbed her and attempted to “push her into on coming traffic several times, before police arrived,” according to the affidavit.

Cosby withdrew from the officer “in an aggressive jerking motion” when approached, the document said.

Cosby was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.