Man threw bleach on family, police report
Police arrested a 34-year-old man Monday accused of throwing bleach around his Dougherty Drive apartment during a domestic dispute with his wife, a police spokesman said.
Police were dispatched at 5 a.m. to a report of a disturbance at the Kings Court Apartments, 2888 Dougherty Drive, Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
A woman told officers her husband, Shombe Jackson, had poured bleach throughout their home and on her and her three children, McKneely said.
The wife had walked into the apartment to discover Jackson sitting on a couch holding a knife and a bottle of bleach, according to an affidavit of probable cause for his arrest.
Jackson began slinging bleach on the wife’s clothes and cutting her clothes with a knife, the affidavit said.
While spreading the bleach around the apartment, some of it hit their daughter in her face and eyes, the affidavit said.
Medical personnel examined the children and determined they were not seriously injured, McKneely said.
Jackson and his wife are in the middle of a divorce, and Jackson had been drinking the day of the assault, McKneely said.
Jackson was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of cruelty to juveniles and aggravated assault, booking records show.
Unattended burner sparks home fire
An unattended burner on a stove caused a home fire Tuesday morning on Pensacola Drive, according to a Central Fire Department news release.
Firefighters were dispatched at 8:47 a.m. to 3823 Pensacola Drive and arrived to find the kitchen on fire and the rest of the home rapidly filling with smoke, the news release said.
Firefighters quickly entered the home and put out the fire, the release says, and no one was injured.
The homeowner told firefighters she had finished cooking and walked to the rear of the home.
A short time later she heard popping noises and returned to the front of the home and found the fire, the release said.
The East Side and Baton Rouge Fire departments assisted the Central Fire Department, and the American Red Cross assisted the displaced family, the release said.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.