On Friday, a Louisiana man was arrested on suspicion of numerous charges after he reportedly tried to physically assault an employee at a casino. During the suspect’s arrest he also allegedly made several threats toward the officers and their families.
A man visiting the Hollywood Casino in Baton Rouge on July 1 allegedly got highly upset with one of the workers in the establishment and appeared as if he might become physically aggressive when he jumped over a table and began threatening the staff member. Another employee stepped in and grabbed the man to prevent him from getting close enough to harm the person he was angry with.
The authorities were alerted and upon arrival, they discovered that the suspect was Clifton Jeanpierre III, 27.
When police interviewed the casino security guards they reportedly confirmed what Jeanpierre had done.
The officers decided to place Jeanpierre under arrest, when he allegedly became difficult with them and tried to wrestle away. When it was time to put him into the police vehicle Jeanpierre reportedly resisted and the officers said that they had to pick him up and place him in the car. While in the back of the police unit Jeanpierre allegedly bent the car frame by kicking out a window.
On the way to the station, Jeanpierre allegedly issued threats against the lives of an officer and his family. When they arrived he reportedly continued using verbally intimidating speech, and spit on an officer at the station.
Jeanpierre was charged with resisting an officer, simple assault, battery of a police officer, disturbing the peace, criminal damage to property, and public intimidation. He remains incarcerated in lieu of $35,000 bail.
If you or someone you love is suspected of assault or battery, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.