BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man suspected of breaking into a victim’s home, beating him, and stealing his car in December is now behind bars.
Court documents state Timmy Beliew, 24, of Baton Rouge, was arrested Tuesday.
According to the arrest warrant, Beliew broke into the victim’s home on Dec. 2, 2018 while he was asleep on the couch and the suspect started punching the victim in the face. The warrant stated Beliew had a roll of pennies balled up in his fist while he punched the victim.
The document added Beliew then took the keys to the victim’s car, a 2014 Hyundai Elantra, went outside, and started the vehicle. According to the warrant, the victim got into the car on the passenger side before Beliew could drive off.
Investigators reported Beliew drove off anyway and elbowed the victim, who then tried to get the suspect to stop the car, but resulted in him driving recklessly.
According to the report, a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office saw the car on Staring Lane and tried to perform a traffic stop, but the driver refused to pull over. The warrant stated the victim was able to get the passenger side door open and jumped out while the car was still moving.
Officials said the deputy stopped to help the victim and the suspect got away. Police later found the car abandoned.
The document stated the victim was taken to the hospital, where doctors reported he suffered a fracture to the area near one of his eyes and a puncture near his lip.
Beliew was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of aggravated burglary, second-degree battery, second-degree kidnapping, flight from an officer, and theft of a motor vehicle. All of the charges are felonies.
His bond is set at $57,500.