The man responsible for organizing the Bottom Bash — an annual party aimed at helping make life safer in a south Baton Rouge neighborhood — was arrested Saturday for allegedly trying to rape a woman.
Police were called to Felton L. Anderson’s home at 705 E. McKinley St. around 4:20 a.m. after a woman inside the residence called 911, said Sgt. Don Kelly, a police spokesman.
When a police officer arrived at the home, he could hear a woman screaming, Kelly said.
The officer busted through the door after Anderson refused to open it, Kelly said.
Police found Anderson, holding a 2-foot stick, and a 30-year-old woman with injuries to her face and body, Kelly said.
Officers also found two rocks of crack cocaine, he said.
The woman, who was treated for a broken nose and other injuries, told police she believed Anderson would have raped her if they had not responded to her 911 call, Kelly said.
Anderson, 56, was arrested and booked into Parish Prison on one count each of aggravated battery, attempted forcible rape and possession of Schedule II drugs.
The self-proclaimed community activist started the Bottom Bash in 1996 as one way to help improve the neighborhood in which he was reared, between LSU and downtown.