A Baker man was arrested Monday for attempting to break into a vehicle Sunday night, yelling racial slurs and inciting a fight that left him lying injured in a ditch.
Bryan Davis, 38, of 602 S. Johnson St., was booked on counts of hate crimes, attempted burglary, disturbing the peace and simple assault.
Police were dispatched to a disturbance at 3708 Coolidge St., where they found Davis in a ditch at the corner of Coolidge and Myrtle streets with injuries to his face and arms, according to a Baker Police report.
The owners of the home Davis was lying in front of told police they were inside when they heard noises under their carport and walked outside to find Davis trying to break into their 2002 Chevy Tahoe.
When the homeowners confronted him, Davis, who is white, began calling them racially derogatory names and yelling obscenities, the report says. One homeowner told Davis to leave, but instead he allegedly lunged at him, attempting to punch him in the face, which caused an altercation between the two.
Other residents then came out of their homes. Neighbors directly on side of the homeowners told police they ran Davis off their property, accusing him of calling them racially derogatory names, too.
Once arrested, Davis told officers he did not want a lawyer present and admitted the incident was his fault and the homeowner did nothing wrong, the report says.
Following a computer check, police discovered that Davis was a fugitive from East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office with a warrant for disturbing the peace and resisting an officer. Davis was transported to the Baker Police Department for processing and then booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.