Man accused of hitting woman with hammer

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a 47-year-old man Wednesday accused of striking his longtime girlfriend with a hammer after he had smoked crack cocaine.

David Johnson was using crack cocaine Jan. 7 when his girlfriend of five years told him he needed to leave their apartment, according to an arrest warrant. Johnson punched her in the eye, knocking her to the ground, repeatedly kicked her in the ribs and hit her twice in the head with a hammer, detectives said.

He threatened to kill her if she didn’t go to bed, the warrant says.

A week later, deputies were summoned to her home again after Johnson called the woman and threatened to kill her, detectives said.

Johnson, 123 Live Oak Blvd., No. 203, Baton Rouge, was booked Wednesday into Parish Prison on a count of attempted second-degree murder.

Man booked on sex crime, battery counts

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies Tuesday arrested a Pride man accused of beating and inappropriately touching a young girl.

Deputies were called to an area school, where the child told investigators Erasmo Carmona Jr., 48, had punched her twice in the face earlier in the day, according to an arrest warrant.

The victim also told investigators that Carmona had inappropriately touched her on multiple occasions when she was between the ages of 9 and 13, according to the warrant. The most recent attack happened in 2013, the warrant says.

Carmona, 15210 El Ranchitos Drive, was booked Tuesday into Parish Prison on counts of sex crimes against a child and domestic abuse battery.

Second man arrested in home invasion

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested a Gonzales man accused of participating in a New Year’s Day home invasion and attempted murder.

Samir Juarez, 24, was among three men who broke into a home in the 8000 block of GSRI Avenue on Jan. 1, according to an arrest warrant. They stole three cellphones from the victim and his roommate and kidnapped the victim at gunpoint, the warrant says.

They beat the victim with a baseball bat, causing the victim’s lung to partially collapse, among other injuries, and dumped him from a car, the warrant says. The victim told investigators that he knew Juarez as a fellow soccer player, the warrant says.

Deputies arrested Eldin Noel Ovellana Rodriguez, 19, earlier this month in the same incident.

Juarez, 15382 Sheree Ave., was booked Wednesday into Parish Prison on counts of attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping.