Baton Rouge Man Arrested for Cyberstalking via Facebook

A Baton Rouge man has been arrested and charged with cyberstalking a female on Facebook.

According to an affidavit, Michael Martin, 22, 15562 Summerwood Dr, Baton Rouge is accused of posting derogatory and threatening posts on Facebook directed at the victim.

The posts stemmed from a debt that was allegedly owed to Martin by the victim. Martin posted that he wanted to rape her because of the debt.  Another person replied saying that the victim had 3 children to which Martin replied that “makes it stretched enough to fit”.

Baton Rouge Police contacted Martin who admitted to posting the remarks, however, stated that he did not intend for the victim to read them.

Martin was booked on a single count of cyberstalking and transported to the EBR Parish Prison.

He was released after posting a $10,000 bond.…

LSU’s Jalen Mills Arrested for 2nd Degree Battery

Baton Rouge Police have arrested Jalen Mills, 20, Highland Rd., and charged him with 2nd Degree Battery.

According to a warrant, Mills reportedly punched a female victim in the mouth while at his Highland Rd. apartment complex in May of this year.

The victim, who notified authorities, stated she was at Mills’ apartment complex when she knocked on Mills’ door looking for her friend. Mills opened the door then closed it in the victim’s face so she knocked again. When no one came to the door the victim walked away down the hall. She stated she heard someone say something to her while walking away and when she turned around Mills punched her in the mouth. She fell to the pavement and was unconscious briefly, according to the report. The victim required 4 stitches in her lip as a result of the attack.

Mills was identified in a 6 person line-up by the victim as the person who punched her. A witness also came forward and corroborated the victim’s statement, stating Mills was the one who punched the female victim.

Mills’ identification lists his height as 6’0″, 195 lbs. The victim’s identification lists her height as 5’3″, 113 lbs.

On May 29th investigators contacted Mills by telephone. He stated he was in Houston, TX and would not be back in Baton Rouge until June 9th for summer school.

Investigators made an appointment to speak with Mills on June 10th at 5:00pm, which Mills missed. Mills also did not answer the investigators phone call nor return a voice mail left by the investigator. A felony warrant was issued for his arrest for 2nd Degree Battery later that day.

Mills was taken into custody and booked into EBR Parish Prison around 2:00 Wednesday morning.

He is charged with a single count of 2nd Degree Battery and is currently being held on a $7,000 bond.

Mills has been suspended from the team as a result.…

Baton Rouge Police to Offer Free Self Defense Classes for Women

Baton Rouge Police have advised that both of these classes are completely booked as of 10/16/2013.

Police say that they may schedule another class and send out a notification.

The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering two Equalizer Women’s Self-Defense classes.

The classes will be held at the Baton Rouge Police Department Training Academy, located at 704 Mayflower St.

The class times are from 6:00pm until 10:00pm for each session.

Session 1
November 5, 7, 12 and 14

Session 2
December 3, 5, 10 and 12

There is no charge to attend the class which is open to women over the age of 13.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing suitable for physical activity.

The course covers: facts about violence against women, reducing the risk of becoming a victim, defensive striking, common grab defenses, head-lock defenses, bear hug defenses, striking and knife defense and group escapes.

Participants must attend all 4 sessions to be certified.

Class size is limited so participants should register early by calling the Baton Rouge Police Department Training Academy at 225-389-3886.

Victim in Friday’s Shooting Near LSU Expected to Survive

The Baton Rouge Police Department investigated a shooting that occurred early Friday morning just outside of the LSU campus.

Police say Adonis Forbes was shot on West Roosevelt near the Edward Gray Apartments.

He told police that the man who shot him walked into a residence armed with a gun. The man started shooting at Forbes, who was also armed. Forbes ran when he saw the gun but managed to return fire while running.

Forbes was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

Investigators say the only lead they have at this time is that the suspect who shot Forbes was a black male with dreadlocks.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call crime stoppers at 344-STOP.

This incident occurred in the 70802 zip code, which has the 2nd highest homicide rate in the city.

Recently, BRAVE added 70802 to the zip codes they are targeting for their violence elimination initiative.

Jason Hamilton
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