College student arrested

A Grambling State student was arrested Wednesday evening after he allegedly battered and restrained another student. 

After the incident, the victim went to the Grambling State University Police Department to lodge a complaint against Antonio Wayne Griffin, Jr., 19, of Shreveport. The victim said she went to Griffin‘s room with a friend and Griffin‘s roommate to speak to him about rumors he allegedly was spreading. The victim said the talk turned into an argument and he began calling her names, telling her that he would “handle her inside or out.”

The victim said Griffin backed her into a corner and she tried to push him away. He grabbed her jacket, tossed her against a metal bed frame, and struck her in the face with his elbow. He allegedly grabbed her hair and pulled some of her hair out and then placed her in a chokehold which nearly caused her to lose consciousness.

The friend and Griffin‘s roommate eventually got Griffin off her and escorted her back to her dorm room.

GSU Police located Griffin in his dorm room where he was placed under arrest. He stated during questioning he did not spread any rumors, that the victim was the aggressor, and that she struck him first. He denied choking her, saying he only put his arm around her neck

He was taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and booked for a second-degree battery and false imprisonment.

Griffin’s bail amount was not available at press time.

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named or shown in photographs or video as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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