Charges: Draper Man Hurled Racist Slur at Boy, Attacked His Father
Mark Olic Porter, 57, faces a third-degree felony aggravated assault charge in 3rd District Court for allegedly attacking a neighbor who had come to the defense of his son after overhearing a confrontation Nov. 3 at 169 E. Wasatch Point Lane.
Porter also is charged with class A misdemeanor assault against a police officer; interference with an arresting officer, a class B misdemeanor; and intoxication, a class C misdemeanor, in connection with the case.
A witness told police she heard Porter “loudly making racist comments to another neighbor’s child,” according to court documents.
“The child’s father … approached and told Porter not to speak like that to his son,” charges state. “Porter then hit (the man) with something and it sounded like (he) was being shocked. (The man) was thrown backward onto the sidewalk.”