Woman arrested for allegedly assaulting boyfriend, setting apartment on fire
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman was arrested after she allegedly assaulted the victim, her boyfriend, and set their apartment on fire.
According to arrest records, the incident occurred just before 8 p.m. in the 4200 block of W. Brookstown Drive, where authorities responded to a reported assault.
Authorities contacted the victim at the corner of W. Brookstown and Prescott Road. He told authorities he was assaulted by his girlfriend, 18-year-old Aaroneille Hawkins. He said Hawkins struck him in the head with a frying pan, and cut his left hand with a knife, according to arrest records.
Authorities then went to the apartment where the incident took place. The victim advised that Hawkins was still there, and she was destroying their apartment, according to arrest records.
Authorities arrived at the apartment to find the complex on fire, according to arrest records. Multiple people were evacuated from the building as a result of the fire.
Hawkins was then spotted walking northbound on W. Brookstown when she was contacted by police.
After being advised of her rights, Hawkins stated that "he put his hands on me, yea I set the apartment on fire, I hope that ***** burn down," according to arrest records.
Hawkins also stated that she struck the victim on the head with a frying pan and cut him with a knife because he put his hands on her.
Hawkins was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of aggravated second-degree battery, one count of domestic abuse battery and one count of aggravated arson.