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Three arrested for 'rioting' outside Reggie's in Tigerland

7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago June 07, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 Tuesday, June 07 2016 June 07, 2016 3:40 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
Jonas Crystal (L), Zeaven Hunt (C), Christen Free (R)

BATON ROUGE - Three men were arrested early Tuesday morning after they were accused of causing a disturbance involving hundreds of people outside of a closing bar in Tigerland, according to police.

21-year-old Jonas Crystal, 18-year-old Zeaven Hunt and 19-year-old Christen Free were booked on one count of rioting each after they were taken into BRPD custody.

Police said they responded to reports of a disturbance in the 1100 block of Bob Pettit at around 2 a.m. Tuesday. At the scene in the Reggie's parking lot, officers said they observed more than 400 people standing in the lot as employees and other police officers made efforts to disperse the crowd. 

BRPD said the three men caused a major disturbance as they encouraged hundreds of people to “scream, yell and congregate” around the officers. Officers used Tasers to subdue the men and place them under arrest as they attempted to get the crowd under control.

Police said the men caused a public disturbance that posed an “imminent threat of tumultuous and violent conduct” which “results in injury or damage to persons or property.”

Crystal, Hunt and Free were transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where they were booked for rioting. Crystal is listed as a resident of Prairieville, while the addresses on file for Hunt and Free list them as residents of Brusly.

Bond has been set at $3,500 for each of the men.

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