CAUGHT: LSUPD officer accused of beating girlfriend arrested

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An officer with the LSU Police Department, who allegedly beat his girlfriend, was arrested Monday night.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Samuel Ellis III, 25, was booked on charges of second-degree battery and false imprisonment.

Sgt. Don Coppola with BRPD said officers were called out around 2 a.m. Monday to an address on Harding Boulevard and found Ellis had allegedly beat his girlfriend, causing extensive damage to her mouth.

Coppola added Ellis held his girlfriend hostage for a couple of hours and then drove off in his car.

Coppola also said Ellis had a handgun and rifle in his possession when he left out, which is why officers said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Ellis is a patrol officer with the LSU Police Department. He also previously worked at Southern University.

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