In a strange case this week, a Lafayette man was arrested on five different charges after allegedly beating another man over the head with a baton, then throwing it on a nearby roof.
Willie Don Barrett placed a call to the Lafayette Police Department on Thursday, June 13th at approximately 4:05 a.m. to report a hit and run outside his home on Sneed Boulevard. Patrolman Danny Meador responded to the call.
According to statements from a witness, Willie Barrett had stopped his vehicle in the road, blocking another individual’s vehicle from exiting his driveway. He then allegedly exited the vehicle and began hitting the man—Lafayette resident Justin McCarter—on the head with a police-style baton.
According to the affidavit, Barrett knowingly made a false report by telling an emergency dispatcher that McCarter hit his vehicle and left the scene. McCarter, according to the report, did actually strike Barrett’s vehicle, but it was while making an attempt to leave the scene after being assaulted.
McCarter, who allegedly sustained injuries to the back of the head, went to the ER at Macon County General Hospital. Barrett, according to the report, tried to hide the baton by throwing it on top of his home.
The victim did strike the Defendant’s vehicle while making an attempt to leave the scene, after being assaulted, trying to obtain medical attention. McCarter, was hit in the back of the head with a Baton and went the ER at Macon County General Hospital. Barrett did try to hide the baton by throwing it on top of his home.
Willie Don Barrett, 23, of 168 Bradley Hollow Road in Lafayette, was charged with with one count of disorderly conduct, one count of unlawful possession of a weapon, one count of filing a false report, one count of tampering with or fabricating evidence and one count of aggravated assault. His court date is set for July 10, and he was assigned a $14,000 bond.
Justin McCarter was cited with disorderly conduct and financial responsibility violation for not having proof of insurance.