CPSO: 3 men arrested for allegedly beating co-worker on Youree Drive

Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 12:12 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2022 at 12:27 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Three men who allegedly attacked a co-worker on Youree Drive have been arrested.

At 8 a.m. on Sept. 16, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office was called to a battery report at a business on the 9100 block of Youree Drive. When CPSO Detective Vincent Jackson arrived, he learned that the incident was recorded on surveillance cameras. The video evidence showed Darius Coleman, 33, allegedly hitting the victim in the back of the head with a hammer multiple times.

When the victim tried to defend himself, Kerrick Jones, 21, and Ty Whitaker, 20, both joined in the fight. The suspects punched and kicked the victim in the head and neck while he was on the ground.

After the attack, the three suspects fled the scene in a grey Ford Focus before CPSO deputies arrived.

The following investigation led detectives to an apartment complex on Mansfield Road.

According to CPSO, it took the three men several hours before they opened the door and surrendered. Detectives executed a search warrant and found illegal drugs, a stolen gun, and the hammer used in the attack.

All three men were arrested and booked into Caddo Correctional Center.

Coleman was charged with aggravated second-degree battery. Jones and Whitaker were charged with second-degree battery. Authorities say more charges are pending.