BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – October has been recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month since 1989.

Sadly, since that year, incidents of domestic violence continue to abound.

In fact, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), every minute, about 20 people in the U.S. are physically abused by an intimate partner.

Statistics paint a similarly grim picture on a local level.

According to The Advocate, in 2021, Louisiana lost a total of 61 people to homicides triggered by domestic violence.

On a daily basis, Louisiana’s law enforcement officers are called to multiple incidents of domestic abuse, many ending in arrests.

One such incident occurred early Wednesday (October 5) morning in the Lee Drive area when an officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) was dispatched to a domestic incident.

According to an official report from BRPD, 22-year-old Tyron Warren was accused of hitting a woman he was in a relationship with.

In an affidavit, police say the woman who’d been assaulted said she and Warren were engaged in a verbal spat that escalated when he slapped and shoved her.

The official report adds that the officer noticed Warren holding a bag of pills he shouldn’t have been in possession of. The affidavit identified the drugs as Alprazolam, which are only obtainable via prescription.

BRPD goes on to say that when the officer attempted to arrest Warren, he fought back.

The arresting officer reports sustaining cuts and scratches as a result of Warren’s refusal to comply.

Authorities say Warren was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of battery of a dating partner, possession of Schedule IV drugs, and resisting a police officer with force or violence.

Anyone who feels threatened by domestic abuse can seek out help via the phone number below.

Assistance for survivors of domestic violence is available in English, Spanish, and a host of other languages on a daily basis via the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233.