Police arrest man accused of punching girlfriend, stealing her car

Police arrest man accused of punching girlfriend, stealing her car

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department has arrested a man accused of punching his girlfriend in the face and stealing her car.

Police say the incident happened Wednesday outside of the IHOP in the 3600 block of Harding Boulevard.

According to the victim, her boyfriend, 22-year-old Dequincy Turner, picked her up from work just after 5 p.m. He then drove the vehicle to the intersection of North Foster Drive and Prescott Road and pulled over.

There, the victim says that Turner became angry and punched her in the face causing her to bleed from the nose.

Turner then allegedly pulled out a black semi-automatic .40 caliber handgun and threatened the victim by saying, "If you every leave me I'll kill you." He then proceeded to throw her phone inside the vehicle and hit it with the handgun until it was broken.

The victim also told police that Turner later told her, "If you get me sent to jail, I'll have someone kill you."

According to police, Turner drove back to the IHOP where he picked up the victim earlier and forced her out of the vehicle.

When the victim went to grab her purse, Turner allegedly grabbed the purse and took out $60.

The victim says she went inside of the IHOP and Turner left in her vehicle after ripping the CD Player from the dashboard and throwing it out.

Just before 8:30 p.m., police received a call stating that Turner dropped off the vehicle at the victim's residence and walked away.

Police located Turner nearby and arrested him after a brief pursuit. They say Turner hid under a car and refused to come out. A K9 officer was brought out and eventually bit Turner on his right thigh.

Turner was first transported to the hospital for the treatment of the bite wounds. He was then taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he was booked with armed robbery, carjacking, simple battery, damage to property, resisting an officer and felon in possession of a firearm.

No bond has been set.

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