BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of trying to kill his wife and holding her against her will was arrested Monday after she got away and told authorities.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Sidney Pecora, 28, of Baker, was booked on the following charges in the incident:
Attempted second-degree murder
False imprisonment, armed with a weapon
Illegal use of a weapon
Aggravated assault with a firearm
Unlawful use/possession of body armor
Domestic abuse battery
Possession of Schedule III CDS
Possession of a firearm with CDS
Bond has not been set.
According to the probable cause report, the victim said she returned home Monday morning after running an errand and as soon as she walked inside, Pecora allegedly jumped out from behind the door and pointed a gun at her head.
The victim told investigators she slapped the gun away and it went off, firing a bullet into the ceiling. She reportedly added he pointed the gun at her again, she slapped it away and once more it went off and the bullet hit the ceiling.
The report stated the victim said Pecora then stopped pointing the gun at her, but would not let her leave. It added after about an hour, Pecora went to the restroom, allowing the victim to get her car keys and leave.
Deputies said she drove to a sheriff's office substation and reported what happened. Detectives said Pecora was wearing a bulletproof vest when he was arrested. It is against the law to wear "body armor" during the commission of a crime. Detectives also said Pecora gave permission to search the home.
They added they found two guns, three spent shell casings, five vials of suspected steroids and a bag of used syringes.