Former car dealership employee arrested for allegedly stealing vehicle, 2 other assaults

Former car dealership employee arrested for allegedly stealing vehicle, 2 other assaults

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge woman is behind bars after authorities say she stole a vehicle from a dealership.

On December 6, the Baton Rouge Police Department, while investigating a stolen vehicle case, contacted the All Star Chevrolet car dealership about missing dealer tags located in the vehicle.

The manager of the dealership told police she did not know the tags were missing and reported them as stolen, according to authorities.

Police then asked the manager about the employment status of 24-year-old Dina Delpit-Nelson, of Baton Rouge, which she confirmed worked there at some point.

The manager told police Nelson worked in a position at the dealership that would allow her access to dealer tag.

On December 16, police with BRPD arrested Nelson, who was in possession of the stolen vehicle at the time.  She told police the car was a gift, along with the dealer tags.

WAFB was contacted by management of All Star Chevrolet who says Nelson has not worked for the dealership for several years and the vehicle was stolen from another dealer in Baton Rouge.

Upon arrest, police learned Nelson was also involved in two other assault incidents, which she had active warrants for.

According to police, during the early morning hours of November 30, Nelson was involved in a physical altercation with her girlfriend at The Hub Apartments on Highland Road. According to the victim's statement to police, Nelson had allegedly punched her in the mouth and held a gun to her head.

The victim stated she was able to get Nelson to leave, but she would later return for her belongings, breaking the bedroom window.

Later that day, Nelson and her girlfriend caused a disturbance by kicking the office door of the apartment's management office, which was closed at the time.

An employee, who was in the office at the time, stated she did not open the door and Nelson began yelling, screaming, cursing, and kicking the door.

The employee told police, when Nelson and her girlfriend left the scene, she observed the word 'A—' written on the office door in what appeared to be permanent marker. The employee stated this was not the same door they were initially trying to enter.

Nelson is charged with illegal possession of stolen things in the dealership incident, as well as, aggravated assault with a firearm, simple criminal damage to property, and domestic abuse battery for the incident with her girlfriend. She was also charged with disturbing the peace and an additional count of simple criminal damage to property in the management office incident.

Nelson was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison with a $12,500 bond.

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