Relationship breakup leads to an arrest for hate crime, terrorizing

Relationship breakup leads to an arrest for hate crime, terrorizing

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man is being held on a $19,000 bond after he allegedly threatened his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend, and their openly gay roommate via text message. He is also accused of putting a cigarette out on his ex-girlfriend's face.

Over the course of two days, victims say 23-year-old Colby Vaughn repeatedly sent harassing text messages to them, threatening to cripple them.

The police report also states text messages were sent targeting the roommate, promising continued harassment and physical injury.

On June 2, 2015, Vaughn reportedly went to his ex-girlfriend's new home and put a cigarette out on her face, causing injury and mutilation.

On June 3, 2015, he was seen driving through the victim's front lawns, creating tire tracks and damaging their spigot. The damaged spigot gushed water and killed a large amount of grass. Vaughn also endangered the lives of pedestrians while driving wildly on the road.

Police arrested Vaughn at his apartment on College Drive and charged him with terrorizing: hate crime, aggravated second degree battery, improper telephone communications, criminal mischief, terrorizing, simple criminal damage to property, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and disturbing the peace.

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