Man arrested for threatening Tigerland-area apartment manager with crow bar

Man arrested for threatening Tigerland-area apartment manager with crow bar
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POSTED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 6:04pm

A Baton Rouge man was arrested after he allegedly threatened the manager of his apartment complex while he was holding a crow bar.

According to the arrest report submitted by the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident happened on Wednesday, Oct. 9 shortly before 10:00 a.m. The officer was called to the Tigerland-area in reference to a disturbance.

When the officer arrived at the apartment complex located on Jim Taylor Drive, he learned that a tenant was responsible for making threats against the manager. The manager claims that Matthew Bailey, 48, was upset because his lease was not being renewed.

The officer located Bailey in his apartment and attempted to question him about the incident. However, the officer claims Bailey refused commands and “made his body limp” when he was placed in handcuffs, causing him to “fall to the cement slab head first.”

Bailey was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Resisting an Officer, and Disturbing the Peace. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and was released on a bond of $1,000.

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