BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) —
Donald Johnson Jr., 54, is out of the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after posting a $90,000 bond.
A Baton Rouge police officer faces six counts of aggravated assault after allegedly pointing a firearm at utility workers in his backyard.
Arrest documents said four utility workers were digging holes for fiber optic cables at 54-year-old Donald Johnson Jr.’s home when he came out of his home with a gun pointed at them. Johnson claimed that the workers were not supposed to be there and told them to fill the holes and leave.
One of the workers contacted their supervisor, according to the sheriff’s office. Two supervisors came to Johnson’s home where he allegedly pointed a firearm at them in the driveway. Johnson then told the utility workers to fill the holes and went back inside his home, according to the affidavit.
The arrest documents note that the four utility workers were wearing yellow and orange fluorescent clothing and had shovels and the two supervisors were wearing shirts with a utility company logo.
Johnson admitted to investigators that he told the workers to leave and that he was armed but claims he never removed the gun from his holster.
BRPD confirms that Johnson has been placed on administrative leave.