02/07/24 - LCSO Case #23-4685, 24-0629 – Man arrested for Assault, Bias Crime
On February 7th, deputies responded to a report of harassment in the 4100 block of Franklin Boulevard. The victim reported he was threatened by a male who had previously assaulted him in September. A responding deputy quickly located the involved male, John Robert Barrett III. The deputy reviewed the prior report from last year, in which the suspect’s identity was unknown. The victim identified Barrett as the male that threatened him and also assaulted him last year. The victim had sustained significant injuries from the assault. The recent threats made were violent in nature and appeared to have been related to the victim’s race. Barrett was arrested for Assault in the Third Degree on the case from last year, and Bias Crime in the First Degree for Wednesday's incident.