A case of alleged road rage led to the injury of one man during a reported fight and the arrest of another.
Minden Police arrested William James Davis, 44, of the 1300 block of Prince Drive in Haynesville, on charges of reckless operation and second degree battery.
Police Chief Steve Cropper says around 5 p.m., Sunday, officers were dispatched to a disturbance on Shreveport Road in front of a local antiques store where two vehicles had pulled over into the parking lot.
“They observed the victim bleeding heavily from his face, and made contact with him,” he said. “Officer Brandon Curry made contact with the driver of the other vehicle, identified as William Davis and a passenger. The driver of the truck, the victim, had a deep gash on his forehead across his eyebrows.”
He says the incident stems from when the two vehicles were turning onto Main Street from Homer Road. The victim was in the right-hand lane, and Davis was on the inside lane. Davis reportedly got into the right-hand lane as they were turning onto Main Street.
“At that point, Davis got agitated and got in front of the victim’s car and slammed on his brakes, which caused the victim to rear-end Davis’ vehicle,” he said.
Both vehicles ended up on Shreveport Road, the chief said, and pulled over into the antique store parking lot. According to reports, the two exited their vehicle and an argument ensued.
“Some shoving took place, and the victim got knocked to the ground,” he said. “That’s when Davis took his foot and kicked him in the head. He denied it, but witnesses indicated that he did. Davis had on a pair of pointed boots.”
The victim drove himself to Minden Medical Center for treatment of the gash.
Davis was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. Once booked, he was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.