Man faces attempted murder charge in teen's stabbing
HOLDEN - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said they arrested a man accused of using a screwdriver to stab a 17-year-old in the face multiple times at a home in Holden earlier this month.
25-year-old Lawrence "Larry" Bottoms was arrested as a fugitive from Livingston Parish at his residence on Greenwell Springs by East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputies.
The critical condition of the Apr. 23 stabbing victim was such that detectives were unable to speak to him until Wednesday, at which time they were able to identify Bottoms as a suspect based on the description of his multiple facial tattoos and his more well-known street name of "Dragon". Bottoms is accused of using a screwdriver to stab the 17-year-old victim in the face and eye areas multiple times.
Due to the nature of the victim's injuries, the charge against Bottoms for the stabbing has been escalated from a second-degree battery charge to attempted second-degree murder. He also faces unrelated charges in East Baton Rouge Parish, where he was wanted on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of body armor and possession of drug paraphernalia.