BRPD: Man tried to kill woman who had a protective order against him

Trolando Richardson (Source: EBRSO)
Trolando Richardson (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man with an extensive criminal history was arrested for attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a woman multiple times during an argument.

According to the probable cause report, the incident happened at roughly 10:30 pm on Wednesday, April 2 at a home located on Florida Blvd. The suspect, Trolando Richardson, 26, allegedly attacked the victim in front of her neighbor's apartment. She has an active restraining order against Richardson.

"He confronted her…and began forcefully pushing her down the stairs," the investigating officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department noted in the report. "The victim stated that once they reached the bottom of the stairs, Trolando punched her in the face. The victim stated at some point during the beating, Trolando started stabbing her with a knife."

The victim was transported to the hospital with injuries to her face, back, chest, leg, hand and buttocks. A witness reported seeing the "violent attack in the parking lot." He additionally told the officer he heard Richardson say, "Someone is going to die here tonight."

After completing a background check, the arresting officer noted that Richardson has prior arrests for charges such as simple battery, armed robbery, and aggravated assault with a firearm. Additionally, he has been convicted on charges of distribution of cocaine and domestic abuse battery.

Richardson was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder, domestic abuse battery, and violation of protective order. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he is being held in lieu of a $160,000 bond.

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