Slidell baby-tossing suspect faces new theft charges

Slidell baby-tossing suspect faces new theft charges

SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Police announced new charges Wednesday against the 24-year-old man accused of tossing his 17-month-old daughter to the ground in an attempt to flee from officers.

Lamar Causey, a 24-year-old man from Baton Rouge, allegedly threw his daughter to the ground while trying to flee the scene of a shoplifting. The incident happened around 3:40 p.m. Sunday at Ultra Beauty in the Fremaux Town Center.

Officers say they were called to the scene to stop Causey, who was allegedly seen by an employee stealing over $1,000 worth of merchandise. As officers approached, police say Causey tossed the child to the ground and fled.

"I have never seen someone do that before. He literally threw his daughter down as if she was a toy doll," said Sgt. Chris Newman, a 19-year veteran of the Slidell Police Department.

The child was taken to an area hospital and treated for head injuries. She was then released to family members.

Police say Causey was quickly apprehended. Officers say he resisted arrest and was belligerent toward the police. Causey allegedly threatened officers, saying he would have his "people from Baton Rouge find out who they are and take care of them."

Slidell Police say they recovered 14 bottles of stolen perfume and cologne, which amounted to $1,187.55.

Causey was booked into the Slidell City Jail with theft of goods over $1,000, cruelty to a juvenile, child desertion, resisting an officer by flight on foot, public intimidation and possession of schedule II drugs.

On Wednesday, Slidell police said Causey is now a suspect in two other shoplifting incidents at Ulta Beauty on Jan. 21 and Feb. 7. Both times, he was able to get away before police arrived.

Copyright 2015 WVUE. All rights reserved.