After video caught Christian King setting fire to his ex-girlfriend and their six-month-old baby’s home, he was arrested and his bond denied in Baton Rouge. Now, Orleans Parish has also revoked his bond after he went before an Orleans Parish judge on Jan. 25th.
King had allegedly violated a different woman’s protective order in Orleans Parish in the summer of 2022 when he’s accused of pulling a gun on her. He was arrested and issued a bond.
However, after he was caught on video setting fire to his ex’s home, a Baton Rouge judge denied King bond and even upgraded his charge from simple arson to aggravated arson. The district attorney’s office requested the Orleans Parish District Attorney to put a hold on him and eventually revoke his bond in case he were to get bond in Baton Rouge.
“We are asking he be held because of his dangerousness and the allegations that are made against him. Clearly someone who has an ankle monitor on and is violating the law openly and doing so in a very dangerous manner doesn’t deserve to be out on bond and now we have two potential victims,” said East Baton Rouge DA Hillar Moore.
It all started in Dec. 2022 when Breanna Jones got a protective order from her ex-boyfriend after she said she feared for her and her baby’s lives.
“I’m afraid for my life. If he gets out, I’m not safe at all. My family is not safe. He has no regard for the law,” said Jones.
Jones shared her story with Unfiltered with Kiran alleging Jones violated two separate protective orders six times in a one-month timeframe.
She said she reached out to the Baton Rouge Police Dept. every time telling them Jones allegedly violated his protective order, but that it fell on deaf ears for officers.
“How many times does it take someone to violate a protective order to get arrested? They (BRPD) told me they don’t have the manpower to go get him even though they know exactly where he is,” said Jones. “Is a protective order just a piece of paper now? Does it do anything for me? Did it even make sense for me to get it because it feels like it didn’t even make sense for me to get a protective order.”
Plus, King, a Baton Rouge law school graduated who is practicing law in Texas, has an ankle monitor. The director of the company monitoring the ankle monitor, Assured Supervision Accountability Program, or ASAP, said she too notified Baton Rouge Police every time King violated his protective order.
The day King allegedly set fire to Jones’ home on January 14th, ASAP director Jill Dennis said she alerted BRPD at 3:23 a.m. that King had again violated his protective order. His ankle monitor allegedly placed him at Jones’ Southmoor Dr. home, a home almost across the street from BRPD headquarters.
Then at 8:20 am, Dennis said she was alerted again that King was back at Jones home.
“I was already livid because he was still home,” Dennis said expecting that police would have already arrested him. She once again alerted BRPD that King was in violation of the protective order. She also requested officers be dispatched to the home.
“I told (the dispatcher) that he’s been there a couple of minutes now, you have to hurry because he’s already committed property damage at the house and there’s a baby involved,” Dennis said recalling an incident that took place nearly a month earlier where King allegedly slashed the tires to Jones’s vehicle.
Dennis blames BRPD for failing Jones.
For now, King remains imprisoned in Baton Rouge.