Man accused of beating girlfriend, resisting deputies
BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a Baton Rouge man tackled and began beating his girlfriend outside his home on Florida Blvd. Saturday afternoon.
East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at 5:12 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
According to EBRSO, a woman told investigators that she got into an argument with her boyfriend, 43-year-old Ricky Joseph Meilleur, and she tried to leave their home. The victim said Meilleur chased her down, and dragged her to the ground then started punching her head.
Deputies said the woman had a long scratch on the back of her neck.
After making contact with Meilleur, EBRSO said he admitted to stopping her from leaving but said he did not pull her to the ground or punch her.
Investigators said Meilleur had blood and cuts on his hands and was covered in dirt.
A manager of the neighboring trailer park told deputies that she received multiple calls about a man and woman fighting. One caller said the woman was running away and screaming for someone to call 911, deputies say.
EBRSO said the couple have been in a relationship for two years and have a 17-month-old child together who was also at the home.
Meilleur was placed under arrest and was transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. While he was being moved to a second vehicle, deputies said he began resisting and started violently kicking EBRSO deputies, striking one on the chest and arms.
Meilleur was charged with battery, domestic abuse, child endangerment as well as battery and resisting a police officer.