BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A Baker man allegedly “created a danger to public safety and human life” during the Alabama-LSU football game.
Just before 10 p.m., on Saturday, November 5, an officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department saw a vehicle performing a burnout at the same time multiple people were walking in the 4500 block of Alvin Dark Ave.
The vehicle was a red Dodge Charger and it was driven by Charmaine Wilson, 25, of Baker.
Wilson ignored the officer and drove away from the scene.
The “officer observed a firearm in Wilson’s hand as he was evading police into a parking lot on Bob Pettit Blvd.,” according to the affidavit.
The officer was able to catch up with Wilson who was taken into custody after an apparent struggle.
Wilson and the officer allegedly suffered cuts to the head during the struggle.
Officers used leg shackles to restrain Wilson at the scene.
Wilson allegedly fought against being put into a BRPD unit.
Witnesses helped officers track down a gun that was allegedly thrown by Wilson onto a pickup truck.
The gun had a round in the chamber and an extended magazine.
Further investigation determined that Wilson was not allowed to have a firearm.
The Baker man was arrested and taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
The 25-year-old was charged with the crimes listed below:
- Resisting A Police Officer With Force Or Violence
- Violations Of Protective Orders
- Reckless Operation Of A Vehicle
- Drag Racing/Public Road
- Firearm/Machine Gun Handling
Wilson bonded out of the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Monday, November 7.
This is not the first time that Wilson has faced charges, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.
The affidavit states that between August of 2014 and October of this year, Wilson has been charged with various crimes including Illegal Carrying of Weapons with CDS, Second Degree Murder, Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault and Simple Possession of a Schedule 1 Narcotic.
Those charges were doled out on five different dates in that timeframe.