Man arrested in attacks against BR women
BATON ROUGE - A man is facing a list of charges, including attempted second-degree murder, kidnapping and armed robbery following two different attacks.
On Jan. 5, authorities say 28-year-old Raynardo Mason approached a victim in his vehicle near S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard, asked if she needed a ride, and then later requested sex.
According to the affidavit, the victim identifies as transgender and when Mason realized the victim was born male, he put a handgun to the victim's side. The victim was driven to a vacant apartment in the 11000 block of North Harrell's Ferry Road against her will.
At the apartment, the victim's phone was stolen.
Nearly two weeks later, according to arrest documents, Mason shot at his girlfriend at the Comfort Inn on Constitution Avenue following an argument.
The victim had injuries consistent with being punched in the face, and strangled, according to Baton Rouge Police.
Documents say Mason pointed the gun at his girlfriend shooting several times, missing the intended target.
After a struggle over the weapon, Mason used the gun to smash the woman's cell phone before fleeing the scene.
As of Wednesday morning, a judge has set Mason's bond at $310,000.00.