Arrests follows confrontation at restaurant

Ruston Police arrested a 44-year-old man for assault and battery after an incident at a local restaurant Saturday.

About 9 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Cajun Bar & Grille on Farmerville Highway regarding the confrontation. There they found a man who said he was struck in the face with a beer bottle. 

The man was attempting to control the bleeding from his nose. He said he was eating when a fight broke out between two other men.

The victim was transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center with a suspected broken nose.

One of the two men involved in the altercation said he and his wife saw Brian Davidson, who they suspected of illegal activity. The man confronted Davidson. 

Officers viewed the restaurant’s video and saw the man push Davidson and throw a punch. Davidson then threw a beer bottle at the man who ducked, and the victim was struck.

Davidson was located at his home and arrested for aggravated assault and aggravated battery. His bail amount was not available.

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