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BRPD: man beat and strangled girlfriend

10 months 1 week 3 days ago January 24, 2016 Jan 24, 2016 Sunday, January 24 2016 January 24, 2016 3:20 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man was arrested Saturday for a beating and strangling his girlfriend in November.

35-year-old Christopher Jenkins was booked at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Saturday for domestic abuse battery and child endangerment.

According to Baton Rouge Police, on Nov. 23, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance on North Ardenwood Drive.

Police said the initial investigation revealed that 35-year-old Christopher Jenkins attacked his girlfriend after an argument over keys.

Jenkin’s girlfriend told police that she did not remember much, but a fight did take place while three of her children were at the home.

Investigators said they spoke to one of the children who said she was asleep on the couch while the couple was fighting. The child told police that she opened her eyes and saw Jenkins on top of her mother with his hands around her neck.

The child told BRPD that she saw Jenkins then pick up her mother and slam her into a table. When the child tried to defend her mother, she said Jenkins pushed her into a wall.

According to the child, while Jenkins was leaving, he grabbed his girlfriend’s hair and pulled her down the concrete steps outside the apartment.

Officers said that apartment showed signs of a struggle and the victim had a scratch on her face. A warrant was issued for Jenkin’s arrest.

Investigators said a database showed the victim made seven other domestic complaint reports to BRPD, including one where Jenkins was the attacker.

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