BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said a man and two teenagers were arrested on inciting a riot and other charges at the Spanish Town parade Saturday.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Kaleb Faul, Grayson Walsh and Kyle Gourgues were all booked into parish prison. Faul, 18, and Walsh, 17, both of Baton Rouge, are charged with inciting a riot, resisting an officer and disturbing the peace by fistic encounter. Gourgues, 28, of Prairieville, faces the following charges:
Inciting a riot
Resisting an officer
Disturbing the peace by intoxication
Seat belt violation
Suspended driver's license
Bond was set at $900 for each suspect and they have all been released.
According to the probable cause reports, officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department saw Faul and Walsh fighting with several other people on Lafayette Street along the parade route after there had been another incident a few minutes earlier and the pair had been told by officers to leave the area.
Police claimed Faul and Walsh's actions caused the crowd, estimated at about 5,000 people, to get aggressive and rowdy. Police also said both teens resisted arrest when officers tried to handcuff them.
A report stated while police were trying to control the crowd around the time of the fight, Gourgues allegedly walked into the street yelling obscenities.
"Hey everybody they can't do that … (another expletive)," the document indicated Gourgues yelled.
Officers said Gougues refused to leave when told to do so. They added he allegedly smelled of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot. Investigators reported Gourgues tried to get away from them during the arrest, but he was eventually subdued and taken into custody.
A mugshot of Walsh was not provided.
EMS reported it responded to 21 calls during the parade and seven people were transported to the hospital. No further details were released.