After pulling off the prongs of a stun gun and charging at an officer on the side of an interstate, a Baton Rouge man was subdued and jailed Thursday on counts of battery.
Baton Rouge police say 34-year-old Garaylin Patterson was seen punching another person inside a vehicle on the shoulder of northbound I-110 near Capitol Access Road, according to a police affidavit. After being ordered to the ground, Patterson approached the officer “with a closed fist,” the document says.
Patterson ignored further verbal commands before being shocked with a stun gun by the officer, according to the affidavit. The accused removed the probes and advanced again, the document states, and was finally arrested after being sprayed with tear gas for five seconds.
“He aggressively swung his body almost knocking all officers to the ground as we tried to subdue,” the report says.
Patterson, of the 1900 block of Boulevard de Province in Baton Rouge, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of resisting an officer, aggravated obstruction of a highway, domestic abuse and battery of a police officer. His bond was set at $15,000, according to jail records.