Man allegedly batters ex-girlfriend, attempts to put her in trunk
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was arrested after he allegedly battered his ex-girlfriend and attempted to put her in the trunk of his vehicle.
According to arrest records, officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department responded to Mohican Street on March 19 in reference to an assault.
The responding officer observed the victim's shirt was torn around the neck area while speaking with her, according to arrest records.
On March 24, the officer conducted a follow-up investigation with the victim, who said she was battered by her ex-boyfriend, 45-year-old Alton Stevenson.
On the date of the incident, Stevenson allegedly came to the victim's residence to change the oil in her relative's vehicle without her knowledge, according to arrest records.
During that time, the victim stated Stevenson approached her from behind with his belt, placed it around her neck, and used it to drag her across the yard to the back of a shed, according to arrest records.
Stevenson allegedly took the victim to the back of the shed, pinned her against it and told her "don't play with me," according to arrest records.
The victim reportedly pleaded with Stevenson to let her go but he did not. She said when he loosened the belt they had a brief struggle over the belt that led into the open yard, according to arrest records.
During that time, Stevenson allegedly physically put the victim in the trunk of his vehicle, according to arrest records. Stevenson then attempted to close the truck, but the victim stuck her leg up which prevented him from closing it, according to arrest records. The victim said he took her out of the truck after she attempted to grab a tool, according to arrest records.
The victim then began to yell at Stevenson as he was leaving in his vehicle, according to arrest records. Stevenson grabbed the victim's shirt and drove forward for a short distance until the victim's shirt ripped, according to arrest records.
The victim later positively identified Stevenson as the person who battered her. Stevenson was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of aggravated battery and one count of attempted second-degree kidnapping.
Stevenson's criminal history includes obstruction of justice, accessory to second-degree murder, resisting an officer, battery of a police officer, interfering with a police investigation, public intimidation and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
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