Baker man arrested after threatening victim, running from police
BATON ROUGE - A 21-year-old Baker man was arrested after refusing to leave a victim's apartment, threatening her, and running from police, according to authorities.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said on Friday, Dec. 2 around 1:00 p.m., officers responded to The Exchange at Baton Rouge apartment complex in reference to the defendant refusing to leave.
The defendant, Richard Ware, was reportedly smoking marijuana in the victim's apartment when she had arrived, according to police. The victim asked Ware to leave, but he refused, police said.
Ware then reportedly threatened the victim, stating he would "come to her house on **** Road, f*** her up, and kill her family," according to police.
When officers confronted Ware, he ran, police said. While running, officers observed Ware throw a purple crown royal bag into the bushes. The purple bag was retrieved and contained a clear baggy with approximately 23.1 grams of a green leafy substance, and a black weighting scale, police said.
Officers were able to catch Ware, and located a small bag with less than a gram of a green leafy substance and money on his person.
Ware was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for remaining after forbidden, resisting an officer by flight, simple assault, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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