BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man is behind bars in Baton Rouge, after allegedly getting high on synthetic marijuana, breaking into a woman's home, and then raping her.
According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, on April 16, Dayton Irving, 29, of Baton Rouge, pushed himself into a female victim's apartment during the early morning hours.
Authorities say after forcing his way in, Irving threw the victim on her couch where he raped her as she screamed for him to stop.
The victim told police Irving pointed a gun at her before forcing himself on her. She also says he began smoking what he told her was "mojo" as he raped her.
Mojo is a common nickname for the alternative substance to marijuana. The synthetic drug is known for symptoms like vomiting, rapid heart rate, and hallucinations. The drug was banned in Louisiana by Gov. Bobby Jindal and officials with the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), and State Police in 2014.
According to deputies, someone nearby heard the victim's screams and pulled Irving off of her before calling police. They also said when officers arrived on scene, they saw Irving walking in the courtyard with his pants around his ankles.
The victim had bruising and swelling to the lower half of her eye, according to deputies.
Irving was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for the charges of home invasion and first degree rape.