POSTED: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 4:10pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 5:35pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — An 18-year-veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department was arrested last night for abuse against his teen daughter. During the incident he told her, “you must want me to treat you like I treat the people on the street.”
Sgt. Wroten Brumfield, 39, was arrested by the Baker Police Department on Wednesday, Oct. 2. They were called to investigate possible child abuse.
According to the arrest report, the 14-year-old girl told her mother about the abuse. She claims that her father choked her and paddled her with a board.
“[Brumfield] stated that he confronted his daughter about a cell phone that she had in her possession,” the report noted. “[He] said [she] refused to give the cell phone to him at which time he grabbed her forcefully, trying to get the phone.”
Brumfield also admitted to hitting the girl with a board, but claims he stopped when he accidentally hit her elbow.
“While trying to spank his daughter, he struck her in the right arm, at which time he stated that he heard the wood hit the bone and stopped,” the reported noted.
The teen’s stepmother also admitted to seeing Brumfield on top of the girl when she returned home. She allegedly intervened and separated the two, but when she left the room and came back, he was in the process of spanking her.
Brumfield was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Battery Strangulation. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. His bond was set at $2,000.
This charge is classified as a felony. If convicted, Sgt. Brumfield would no longer be allowed to carry a weapon.
Sgt. Brumfield is currently assigned to the Burglary Division. He was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.