BAKER, LA (WAFB) - A man found beaten up and lying in a ditch was arrested and charged with a hate crime Sunday after trying to break into a vehicle and fighting with the owner of the vehicle.
According to a police report from Baker Police Department, 38-year-old Bryan Keith Davis was found by officers just after 9 p.m. in the ditch at the corner of Coolidge St. and Myrtle St. in Baker.
Homeowners told police they were in their home when they heard noises outside under their carport area where their vehicle was parked. When the homeowners walked outside, they saw Davis allegedly trying to get into their vehicle. When the homeowners approached Davis, asking him what he wanted, reports say Davis immediately began streaming at them, using derogatory racial slurs.
The homeowner's neighbor reported they had just run Davis off for calling them the n-word.
The homeowner then reportedly told Davis to get out of his yard and leave, but Davis then lunged out at the homeowner, trying to punch him. The homeowner got into a fist-fight with Davis. Davis then screamed, "I'm tired of all you N-word," according to the police report.
During the investigation, officers learned Davis was a fugitive from East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office with a warrant for disturbing the peace and resisting an officer.
While being interviewed by police, Davis said "The witness did nothing wrong and that it was his fault," according to the report.
Davis was taken into custody and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish prison. He has been charged with attempted burglary, hate crimes, disturbing the peace, simple assault and fugitive from EBRSO. His bond has not been set at this time.