Man batters three women with baseball bat

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 2:51pm

BOSSIER PARISH, LA — Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says a Haughton man was arrested Monday, March 12 night when he hit three females with an aluminum baseball bat at his ex-girlfriend’s house in Haughton.

Robert D. Audirsch, 38, had been drinking and got into an argument with his ex-girlfriend after she allowed him to wash some laundry at her house. He got mad at her, picked up an aluminum bat and started swinging, causing injuries.

Audirsch also swung at the ex-girlfriend's daughter and a family friend who came to their friend’s aid, causing injuries to them that needed further medical attention at the hospital.

When police arrived, Audirsch claimed his ex-girlfriend swung first, and he was protecting himself. He also admitted to deputies he was drinking, which was apparent to the officers when they smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his person.

Audirsch was charged with three counts of second degree aggravated battery. after he hit his ex-girlfriend, her daughter and a family friend with a baseball bat.

Along with the three second degree aggravated battery charges, Audirsch was additionally charged with disturbing the peace for cursing loudly in the presence of other neighbors while being handcuffed.

While enroute to the jail, Audirsch became agitated in the back of the deputy’s patrol unit and started kicking the car window. He was further restrained and transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility for booking; his bond is set at pending.


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