Woman arrested for attempted murder of boyfriend of nine years
BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested 36-year-old Tonyetta Loveless for attempted murder of her boyfriend of nine years.
On Sunday around 10:50 a.m., EBRSO Patrol Deputies responded to a reported shooting in the 4100 block of Libuse Drive.
Deputies arrived to find the home was not locked and Loveless and the victim were not there.
Short after, deputies learned the victim was at a local hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper back.
EBRSO Homicide Detectives began the follow-up investigation and learned that Loveless and the victim had been in a relationship with each other for nine years and lived together throughout the time.
According to EBRSO, Loveless confronted the victim about text messages and other communications that she discovered on his cellphone.
As the two began to argue, Loveless produced a can of pepper spray and sprayed the victim in the face.
As the victim was trying to leave the home, Loveless followed behind him with a handgun.
Loveless’ 13-year-old son saw her approach the victim with the gun and ran from the home in fear.
Once outside, Loveless shot the victim in his upper back. According to EBRSO, the victim was able to run from the area and get help from a neighbor who took him to the hospital.
Loveless was arrested for domestic battery, illegal use of a weapon, attempted second degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm.
Loveless was convicted in 2008 for second degree battery.