Baker man with violent past accused of attacking live-in girlfriend
BAKER – Police in Baker say a man wanted for attacking his live-in girlfriend in December was arrested Saturday.
Jason Dewayne Brown was charged with domestic abuse battery for an incident on Dec. 12.
According to arrest documents, in the early morning hours of Dec. 12, a Baker Police officer was approached by a victim suffering injuries consistent with a fight.
The victim told police that she had returned home when Brown got angry with her. A verbal argument escalated to a physical fight when Brown pushed her on a bed and started to choke her.
The victim said she kicked Brown off her and escaped the home with her two children. However, she had to return to the home after discovering her car was low on fuel. She said she returned to the home, armed with a gun, to find her missing wallet.
Inside the home, the victim said she got into another fight after finding drug paraphernalia in the home and confronting Brown. She said Brown punched her several times before she fired three warning shots into the wall to stop him.
Baker Police went to the home and found that Brown had fled the scene. Investigators also observed three bullet holes in a wall in a hallway. Police also note an eyewitness who also lived in the home corroborated the victim’s statement.
Police note that Brown has a violent criminal history. From April 2000 to July 2016, Brown was arrested 14 times for charges including simple arson, felony theft, simple battery, aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon, traffic offenses and domestic abuse battery. Police say there was also an active warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in court for domestic abuse battery and assault charges.
A warrant was issued for Brown’s arrest on Dec. 16. He was arrested Saturday and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.