Sheriff: 13-year-old hits woman in face with baton while burglar - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sheriff: 13-year-old hits woman in face with baton while burglarizing her vehicle

A 13-year-old male from Hammond, LA was arrested and charged with striking a woman in the face with an expandable baton after being caught trying to burglarize a vehicle, according to deputies.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office reports that a woman walked outside to find a male inside of her vehicle, which was parked outside of her home. Reports say when the woman called for her husband, the 13-year-old got out of the vehicle and pulled the baton from his waistband and hit her in the face. He then reportedly yelled to another juvenile who was hiding behind the house. The second juvenile went to the vehicle and watched the incident.

The woman's husband and the teen were engaged in a brief struggle and the husband reported that his wife's wallet fell to the ground. The wallet was inside the vehicle. The husband then called the sheriff's office.

The teen was first taken to his house and then taken to the Florida Parish Detention Center where he was charged with burglary and aggravated battery. The second juvenile was released to a parent.

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: More heavy rain will quickly lead to additional flooding today

    FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: More heavy rain will quickly lead to additional flooding today

    FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: More heavy rain will quickly lead to additional flooding today

    Monday, May 22 2017 4:16 AM EDT2017-05-22 08:16:05 GMT
    Monday rainfall forecastMonday rainfall forecast

    Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches today will make for a cumulative 2 day total of over 8 inches of rain for some areas since Sunday if the forecast pans out as predicted today.

    More >>

    Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches today will make for a cumulative 2 day total of over 8 inches of rain for some areas since Sunday if the forecast pans out as predicted today.

    More >>
  • Flash Flood Watch in effect through this evening for all of SW Louisiana

    Flash Flood Watch in effect through this evening for all of SW Louisiana

    Flash Flood Watch in effect through this evening for all of SW Louisiana

    Monday, May 22 2017 4:04 AM EDT2017-05-22 08:04:36 GMT
    Flash Flood Watch for MondayFlash Flood Watch for Monday
    A Flash Flood Watch is in effect all day today as more heavy rain is in the forecast. Radar is already showing the return of some rain moving in off the Gulf of Mexico closer to sunrise that will dampen the roads for your morning commute. High resolution computer models continue to show redevelopment of more storms over the same parts of SW Louisiana that were hit hard with heavy rain on Sunday, and it’s those same areas that will be most prone to flash flooding today with the ...More >>
    A Flash Flood Watch is in effect all day today as more heavy rain is in the forecast. Radar is already showing the return of some rain moving in off the Gulf of Mexico closer to sunrise that will dampen the roads for your morning commute. High resolution computer models continue to show redevelopment of more storms over the same parts of SW Louisiana that were hit hard with heavy rain on Sunday, and it’s those same areas that will be most prone to flash flooding today with the ...More >>
  • Officer fatally shoots man after he gets inside police car

    Officer fatally shoots man after he gets inside police car

    Sunday, May 21 2017 8:08 PM EDT2017-05-22 00:08:33 GMT

    A police officer in a small western Louisiana town fatally shot a man who managed to get into a police vehicle.

    More >>

    A police officer in a small western Louisiana town fatally shot a man who managed to get into a police vehicle.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly