BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said a tip to Crime Stoppers led to the arrest of a man wanted for allegedly choking and pistol-whipping someone.
Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers reported the Baton Rouge Police Department SRT Task Force found Leroy Lockett, 29, at a home on Hollywood Street.
He was wanted by BRPD on charges of domestic abuse battery with strangulation, home invasion, armed robbery, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies and illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities.
Police said Lockett allegedly slapped the first victim across the face after they got into a verbal argument, grabbed the victim and then allegedly tried to strangle the person. They added the victim was able to get away and run next door.
Investigators said Lockett followed and when the person at the house next door tried to stop him, he allegedly hit the second victim in the head with a pistol.
They added the second victim tried to call police, but Lockett allegedly grabbed the cell phone and ran from the home.
According to authorities, Lockett fired a gunshot into the air in front of the home before he left the area.