DAVIS (CBS13) — A man is facing a possible added hate crime charge after a fight in Downtown Davis over the weekend.
Davis police say, back on Saturday around 1:30 p.m., officers responded to a reported fight in an alley near the 200 block of E Street. Apparently, two men had been in an argument that started when one asked the other to leave the area of his business.READ MORE: Popular Big Sur Trail To Reopen After 13-Year Closure
The argument then escalated to a fight that got physical. At some point during the fight, police say the suspect – 45-year-old Corinth resident Michael Dean Ostland – allegedly made comments about the victim’s race. Police say those comments could possibly be categorized as a hate crime.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom To Announce ‘California Dream Vacations’ COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative
Ostland has been arrested while the other man suffered visible injuries, officers say.
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Police say Ostland has been booked into Yolo County Jail on charges of criminal battery and a misdemeanor warrant. They have also forwarded the case to the district attorney’s office for possible added hate crime and false imprisonment charges.