A 23-year-old man said to have been frustrated over a breakup is accused of threatening an ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and their gay roommate, resulting in the man’s arrest on multiple counts, including hate crime.
Colby Vaughn, of 1211 Seminole St. in Deridder, was arrested Thursday at 2225 College Drive in Baton Rouge after a two-day spree this week in which he pushed a burning cigarette into his ex-girlfriend’s face, causing “injury and cosmetic mutilation,” the arrest affidavit says. Vaughn is also accused of sending repeated text messages threatening to cripple her, her boyfriend and their roommate, who was targeted for being gay.
Vaughn was also spotted driving on a victim’s lawn and careening “wildly” through streets, putting pedestrians in danger, the document says.
Vaughn was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of hate crime, terrorizing, improper telephone communications, aggravated second-degree battery, disturbing the peace, criminal mischief and criminal damage to property. Bail was set at $19,000.