A Baton Rouge man was arrested Friday after choking his niece over $40 she owed him, police said.
Major Mills, 25, became angry with the victim after Mills’ daughter gave $80 of his money she found under the couch to the victim Tuesday, police said. Unaware the money belonged to Mills, the victim spent $40 of it, but returned the rest to Mills when she discovered the money belonged to him, according to a police report.
Mills later questioned the victim, who said she would return the $40 once she got paid. He attacked her when she told him she didn’t yet have the money, police said.
Mills pushed her against a window, then pushed her to the ground and choked her, telling her “he would dig a hole and bury her where no one would find her,” the victim told police. Meanwhile, her 6 year-old-son stood by, telling Mills to “get off my mommy,” police said.
Mills, 3810 Sherwood St., told police he pushed the victim but did not choke her. The victim’s sister told police he did, the report says.
Police observed an injury to the victim’s right pinky finger, which she said happened when she tried to get Mills off of her.
Mills was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of domestic abuse battery with child endangerment.